We live in a sub tropical climate, it's warm/mild most of the year, and really stinking hot and humid for a lot of the summer. Footwear of choice for me, is usually something that has as little foot coverage as possible, sandals or flip flops (they are called thongs here in Australia, I know, that has a whole different meaning in the rest of the universe, we like to be different here! e.g. Vegemite - need I say more!) Anyway, most of the warmer months I took to wearing Havaianas (flip flops) as they come in a zillion different colours and have really cool patterns, they are oh so fashionable for the young at heart and
I found out the hard way.
The beginning of last summer I could barely walk, with or without shoes, my feet have never been so sore in my life. I found that wearing my Birkenstocks helped a little, so went to the local shop to buy another pair. While I was there the salesperson talked me into buying a pair of Fit Flops instead, I'm so glad she did, oh my, they are good. In fact so good I went back and bought some more.
I have these 3 styles and possibly more in my closet. They are not cheap, and I initially baulked at the price tag for a pair of flip flops, but they are worth every cent.
I wore them everyday for about 6 weeks, even when I was walking around the house, as walking in bare feet hurt a lot, a real lot. Not only did they make my feet feel better, they made me feel heaps better, and the cherry on top was that I had been getting a little bit of sciatica (comes with old age) and after wearing these it went away. And the bonus, I can wear high heels again. Not for long but hey, at least I can wear them now.These days I wear Fit flops as much as possible, not exactly a high fashion statement but I don't want to go back to feeling the way I did last summer. They are great for walking for exercise, umm, they would be if I actually did any!!!
Fit flops are my favourite thing this week.
P.S. Fit flops are not paying me to say this, I just love them lots. Sorry no pics of my feet in them today, I need to make my feet look pretty before I take photos. Hmmm you may be waiting a very long time.