Do FitFlops STILL Flop for non-Flip Floppers?


Last year, in desperation, I wrote my Fit Flops Flop for non-Flip Floppers post lamenting on how hard it was to find blingified non-thonged fit flops, or tone-ups, for the summer. My tootsies were crying out for some fancy, toning footwear you see! At almost 1000 hits the above post seems to have been a very popular one.

So, what's new with Fit flops this year I wondered? Well, I looked at their site and checked out their 2012 offerings, on the hunt for more bling for us non-thong wearers. Unfortunately I didn't see much change. Although these from last year.....



appear to have been blingified somewhat to these..


Good start I guess.

So then I took a mosey on over to Skechers to see what blingified rarities they had to offer.

Remember this from my last year's post?

Well I checked out Skechers 2012 range and didn't see much to be honest.

However, over at Debenhams I found these, which look like a sequined version of the above..


And I found these lovely white ones too!
Hang on a second...don't those black ones look too similar?  Skechers have either sequinified them or they need a new photographer for their website!

Debenhams have great online sales most weekends and, as these sequined Skechers were at a 25% discount last weekend, I went and ordered myself a pair in black.

I think they're lovely but I still believe they can design them in a more flattering style. I made a suggestion in last year's post writing...

'It's not rocket science. You could still follow your trademark design of starting at the back of the shoe giving a deep V at the front you know. Instead of two bands going straight across you could have them crisscrossing .... and BLINGIFY them.'


And this year I found a sample to demonstrate what I mean...

Look at the pretty flowers!

Anyway, I'm happy that I finally found some jazzy footwear for these, non-thong wearing, Jazzygal toes of mine.

 And I don't care what this so called summer throws at me weather-wise, my frozen tootsies will finally be adorned with blingified non-thong flip flops and I shall dance between the rain drops, in style! So there.

xx



16 comments:

  1. Not good for your hips or back! So do not wear them all day! Mm,okay

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  2. Why aren't they good for your hips or back Grace? We need more explanation please.

    I remember agreeing wholeheartedly with last year's post on this subject. There has been some improvement as you say, but not nearly enough. Send them links to both posts and see what they do with it.

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  3. Oh heck, do I need to give up my wedges to be in with the crowd!! ;)
    Great post! xx

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  4. @Grace App: Thanks, I hear ya!

    @Midlife Singlemum: I did email them last year. Maybe I'll tweet both companies the link this year!

    I've heard that warning before and it's mentioned (I think) in the leaflet that came with the Skechers Tone-Up runners I bought last year. I think it's to do with the way the shoes change your posture when walking in them?

    Some physios will warn you off them and some will recommend! I was getting physio on my bad back just before I bought my runners. I have to say that I wear the runners A LOT and my calves are definitely more toned and my back has been much improved over that time!

    @The Bright Side of Life: Gosh no! Don't give up the wedgies! I want a pair of wedgies too. I actually have a pair of pink sequinced (I LOVE my sequins!) wedgie espadrilles that are falling apart. I love them too much to throw out!

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  5. Yay! I am a non thong girl too. I recommend Clarkes for some lovely versions.

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  6. @Baby Baskets: Thanks, I'll check that out! Are they the non-toning type though?

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  7. This is so timely as I've been shopping for sandals lately! And I love the flowery ones too!

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  8. @Tanya Savko: Happy shopping, hope you find what you want.

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  9. I did try FitFlops, I really did. Part of my efforts to wear suitable middle aged lady clothes, but I never got on with them, they felt weird and my toes got cold, so I back in my trusty trainers. I think it would take more than bling to get me back into FitFlops!

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  10. Loving the bling, but am very nervous about reading the title out loud after a glass or two of wine XXX

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  11. I am so with you on this! I can not wear flip flops of any sort they just hurt!!! But really struggle to find some nice summer shoes (and I am not necessarily looking for fitness ones either!)

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  12. I swear by my MBTs - pricey but so worth it(esp. if you get them at half price sale) if you have any back/knee problems. Not the most elegant sandals though - for the summer I got open white shoes and with trousers they are perfect.

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  13. @Blue Sky: I tried them too, I did. I breathed deeply trying to overcome my phobia of thongs-between-my-toes and tried on a pair in a shop. Once. Couldn't wait to get them off me! No middle aged clothing for me....blingify me! Appropriately of course ;-)

    @Jean: Oh, I wouldn't be attempting that either! But, big question...are you a thong or non-thong footwear wearer? And I wouldn't try that question after a glass of wine either!

    @OneBlueOnePink:Oh me too...they really do hurt! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

    @Truf: No they are not. I find I live in my tone-ups in the winter and want a 'summer-time' toning alternative. I too have white open-toed slip-ons which is why I ordered the black skechers. But why should people who CAN tolerate fit (or flip) flops have ALL the cool choices?

    THERE IS A MARKET OUT THERE FOR ALTERNATIVES, I AM CONVINCED OF THAT.

    Thank you all for your comments:-)

    xx Jazzy

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  14. I remember last year's post very well (I remember laughing out loud to it as I can't tolerate flip flops either). It looks like there is some improvement but there is still a way to go yet. Shops are still full of flip flop things. Deb x

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  15. @Deb at aspie in the family: Thanks deb...both FitFlops and Skechers really do have a long way to go on this. can't believe that they're not interested in this niche market?

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  16. Thanks everyone for your comments here and on facebook to both this years and last years blog posts. It is clear that I am not the only one with a phobia of thonged footwear and that there is a market for new, more on trend Fitflops and tone-ups at a reasonable price.

    xx Jazzy

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