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Are FitFlops worth the money?

(14 Posts)
chipsonthebeach Fri 28-Apr-17 14:20:13

I need sandals. I have problems with my feet that mean I can't wear absolutely flat shoes, and I can't wear mules/slides/flip flops. Birkenstocks don't work for me any more, Salt Waters are too flat etc etc. I've had some Yokono ones for a few years that have been lovely but need replacing, and I keep seeing adverts for these. I think I like them, probably best in silver. But are they comfortable, and what is the fit like?


chipsonthebeach Fri 28-Apr-17 14:21:04

I have a 20% discount code, but even so they are still pricey!

BeeFarseer Fri 28-Apr-17 14:23:55

I swear by mine, but I do think it's trial and error as to whether they'll suit you. I have sacroiliac joint instability and FitFlops saved me from careening into walls on many an occasion, because they stopped my left side from suddenly giving way.

I'm on the hunt for a new pair this summer, as mine are a bit whiffy after six years of hard use.

BeeFarseer Fri 28-Apr-17 14:26:17

Forgot to say, I find the fit to be true to size for the flipflop style. I've tried on sandal styles and found them slightly tight, so I'd go up a half size. Best thing to do is find a shop nearby and try them on, then order online if it's cheaper.

ActuallyThatsSUPREMECommander Fri 28-Apr-17 14:26:38

They are really comfy (I wear the trainers). 80 percent of 95 quid is still a lot of money though - I bought mine quite a lot cheaper than that. Can you find a shop to try them on?

bluevine Fri 28-Apr-17 17:27:10

I love Fiflop shoes, I have their sneakers, Oxford shoes and ballet pumps. I don't wear the sandal style just because I don't like open toe type shoes. The soles are so comfy though - I can wear them all day and the soles are so thick they last for ages. I always just take my standard size. I have never bought them full price though - I usually buy in their website sales or sometimes on Amazon or Brandalley.

wageslave Fri 28-Apr-17 17:35:53

I wear them all the time in the summer and can walk for miles in them, and on that basis they are value for money. I have difficult feet: multiple neuromas, bunion, and metatarsitis, and fit flop sandals are the only thing I can wear that means I can forget my foot pain. Can't wear the toe post ones, only the slides though

SucklingDuckling Fri 28-Apr-17 17:41:42

I don't necessarily have problem feet - and I'm only 21 so no muscle/joint pain - but bought some after seeing my nan wearing them and her going on how comfy they are. I got mine off Amazon for about £20, probably an older style but they're brilliant! I have this issue where most shoes my friends wear as comfy shoes (converse, vans etc) rub my little toe to bits! I think i have wide feet.
Fit flops are amazing. I interrailed around Switzerland last summer and wore them pretty much all the time, amazing amazing shoes.

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pizzagal Fri 28-Apr-17 20:45:27

They're absolutely worth it. I live in them in summer and have had loads of pairs in various pretty colours - comfortable beyond belief smile definitely recommend.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 28-Apr-17 20:54:48

I have a pair of their superloafers - most comfortable shoes I have ever had, and are wearing very well considering how much walking I do in them.
I also have fitflop boots and they are good too.
Haven't tried the ones you are considering but they look nice, I would give them a go.

Rightpivotturn Fri 28-Apr-17 23:51:09

Worth it to me as they finally got a long standing problem with plantar fasciitis under control. They are eye wateringly pricey but like others I wait for the sale. If I was rich I would buy more, as they are just so blissfully comfortable.

llangennith Sat 29-Apr-17 00:00:13

I have wide feet and a high instep so yes from me. But if I had 'normal' feet: I don't know.

wrinkleseverywhere Sat 29-Apr-17 00:03:57

I wear shoes down unevenly as I over promote. Due to the soles on fitflops, you can't get them re-soles. Due to this, mine only ever last a season but they're very comfy while they last.

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