The FitFlops are the most popular sandal to hit the world in terms of innovative design and features. The reason they are so appealing is that they are good for the body. There are several different types of walking sandals on the market. So many choices of different styles and colors. But most of these are horrible not only on your feet, but your whole body. Most sandals make you walk differently than what nature intended. But “The FitFlop” sandal is actually a better choice for those who want to become more health conscious including weight loss and toning of muscles. The FitFlops have a lot of features and benefits and this article will detail these sandals and all the reasons to give these a try.
The development of the FitFlop stems from research done by Dr. David Cook and Darren James at the center for human performance at LSBU. They were given a task of developing a flip flop that increased the output of the muscles of the lower legs. They surmised the answer lay in the sole construction. So they developed a sandal with differing sole densities, creating an unstable base with a patent pending technology called microwobbleboard. What happens with this technology is as the foot moves through the gait cycle, the lower leg muscles are used more to regain stability.
The benefit of this instability and more muscle engagement is that it helps tone and trim your legs. The FitFlops are also constructed to absorb shock which helps alleviate joint strain. Other benefits of these sandals include burning more calories, toning of the thighs, reducing cellulite and encouraging a better posture.
Another benefit of FitFlops is their efficiency. If you do not have time to go to the gym to work off those extra pounds or to tone your legs, than you can just throw on a pair of these flip flops. It works while you walk, so you are killing two birds with one stone. Every step you take in the FitFlop improves muscle strength, absorbs shock on your feet and knees and will burn more calories than walking alone.
As you can see, the FitFlops have a lot of features and benefits for the whole body. I failed to mention the best feature is their price. I’ve seen them online for as low as forty dollars. Compared to other types of fitness shoes or sandals, this is a very inexpensive investment. You can purchase them at local retailers like Macy’s, or they can be found online at several websites.