I would like to make a bold declaration: GIVE ME FLIP FLOPS OR GIVE ME DEATH! It takes a pretty cold, stormy day to get me out of my flip flops. I get to wear casual clothes to work so, 9-10 months out of the year, I'm pretty much in flip flops every single day.
For the last couple of years, I've been wearing the FitFlop. I didn't buy them for their calf-building claims. I really just liked that they had a weird strap so I didn't have a painful piece of leather between my toes. Plus, I liked that they weren't anything like the dollar flip flops that everyone else is wearing. They actually have some meat to them so they won't fall apart after a week. Don't get me wrong -- I don't have anything against dollar flip flops -- I just know they aren't going to be able to keep up with my crazy life.
Recently, my friend's store got in the Spenco Total Support Sandal. I picked up a pair a week or so ago, totally prepared to not be willing to give up my FitFlop. I have to say that I LOVE THEM. The thing I disliked about the FitFlop is how weird the strap looked (I think the design had something to do with causing you to grip the shoe with your foot in a different way, thereby causing your calf to get a workout). So, the Spenco flip flop looks like a regular flip flop but it has better support than a dollar flip flop (and it doesn't rub in between my toes).
I got these right before Rob and I took our trip to Paso Robles. So I wore them all over the Mid-State Fair. On concrete. In the dirt. No blisters or sore feet!
I'm housesitting this week and was super bummed when I noticed that one of my new flip flops was missing. I knew one of those black labs had snuck into my room and stolen my new shoe. I went on the hunt and found it in the front room. They had gnawed on it a bit but it survived! One point for the Spenco!
Anyway, as everyone knows, I only talk about services and items I truly support myself. So I thought I would pass along the info about my new flip flops. :-) This pair is in black but I'm totally going back for a pair in pink!!
You can contact the local store directly to order and they'll ship them to you for free!