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Holy Mother of All Things Awesome, These Shoes RULE!
on December 11, 2009
I want to hug the living heck out of the genius who perfected this technology. I've had my eye on the "Fit Flops" that I would see in the Victoria's Secret catalog for a while and wondered if they did what they claimed to do, but there was no way I'd ever spend $60 on a pair of flip flops...Not even if they were MAGIC flip flops.
I decided to finally buy these Sketchers on Cyber-Monday because Amazon was discounting these shoes by $25 and because sketchers have always treated me well comfort-wise. Well, I just took them out on their maiden-voyage to the gym and I could hardly believe what I was experiencing! I am a 30-yr old woman with arthritis, a knee that doesn't track properly, and fibromyalgia up the yin yang, due to having been hit by a car as a pedestrian 9 yrs ago. I can't even walk slow on the treadmill without my knee getting all out of whack. So, all I can really do for exercise on the daily is the eliptical machine, swimming and yoga, which I admit is tough for me to motivate myself to do (and all of you with fibromyalgia know what I mean!)
I'm telling you, my abs were on freakin fire! Anyone with arthritis or any other joint-issues MUST get this shoe. It does what it claims to so and then some! When I'm standing still, it feels like all my weight is off my heels and balls of my feet and concentrated in the middle of the arch, which happens to be full of cushy foam and air. You don't have to try and do anything different, your body will adjust immediately and your core can't help but engage. Much better than those crazy disgusting electrocution belts, but just as effortless.
I seriously believe that these shoes will change my life! Like I said, anyone with a joint condition will appreciate these shoes more than people without any chronic pain could possibly understand.
The only thing that confuses me is the differences among the different styles. I happened to get the "Optimize" just because it seems best to be optimal. I couldn't find any info on this issue, so it's a good thing I love my super-optimal shoes!