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Fitflop fans - and anyone else - what do you think of these?
I have several FFs which I've found incredibly comfortable - more comfortable than anything else for a holiday involving lots of walking on hard pavements, cobbles, rough paths, ruins, etc. Do also have shoes from 'normal' brands, such as R and B, LKB, which I love, but for the moment comfort is a priority.
Want something reasonable stylish/ not actively frumpy as well, though, and I know there are quite a few FF fans on here - as well as plenty who hate them, of course! Like most footwear, they're divisive. Could I just ask for honest views on these, please:
I like 2 the best with regard to look, although I can't personally wear fitflop (or indeed any) ballerinas. Sandals I like the look of but not sure about the sole if comfort is the main driver. I (ssshhh) have a pair of the knitted ones. They are pretty hideous to look at but I have convinced myself they are quirky rather than hideous because they are SO comfortable.
The info on the sole of the Gladdies sandals not being the usual FF 'bouncy' one is really useful, faustina, as that's a big factor in the comfort of the sandals for me.
Ilove, a bit of me definitely thinks those knitted ones are 'ugly quirky' in a good way! Did you size down, as they apparently come up big? Which colour did you go for and would they be hopeless to wear outdoors in any of the rain which is a normal feature of the British summer?
Poly I'm wearing a 7, which is the lower end of my 'normal' range of 7-8. I've got the black/white mix. They aren't rainwear, for sure, but I accidentally got caught in really heavy rain in them the other day. I did have soaking feet as the water just flowed through them - but on the other hand, they dried quickly with no signs of damage.
Thanks, Ilove - so if, I do decide to try them out as an 'extra', think I'll go for the 7 too, though usually take 8 in FFs and am a 'true' 41.Would go for the black ones too, for versatility and because they're quirky enough without being a bright colour as well!
And a plea for any of you who have helped and have time to have a quick look at my other thread of today, in which I'm desperately trying to find the right outerwear for a family event (first communion) in a few weeks to let me have your views on that too.
I have a pair of ballerina style fitflops too, but mine are blue and white. I've had them for about a year now and are very comfortable. My feet are awful and there's very few shoes I can wear without them being ripped to shreads (and look nice)
The Shuvs certainly look comfy and I agree the sole being covered at sides is a big plus, but I like to have a 'normal' back to my shoes, just as I only like sandals with backstraps, not slides or flipflops.