I have yet to personally try Fit Flops, so I can’t vouch for how well they actually work, but I do like the idea of them. These Flip Flop sandals are designed to work your leg muscles while you walk in them, hence the “Fit” in FitFlop.
Here is the company’s info on them:
Biomechanically designed with a midsole that extends the amount of time slow twitch muscles – which convert fat to energy – are engaged during each step, wearing FitFlops literally help you tone and trim with every step you take. In addition to obvious beauty benefits, FitFlop has also been heralded as a medical miracle by hundreds of wearers claiming relief from problems ranging from plantar fasciitis and heel spurs to chronic back pain and sciatica (just to name a few).
I may have to actually try a pair at some point just to see if they help my foot pains from running.
Now there are new metallic shades available such as the FitFlop "Electra" Sandal. FitFlops run between $50 and $60 and are available at Macy’s.