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66 people found this helpful
on April 25, 2012
I always thought fitflops were, frankly, ugly. The big rubber sole, the big straps. Nothing feminine about them. And then I injured my metatarsal doing yoga and had to reconsider my shoe choices. For the winter I wore Fitflop Shuvs a lot and loved them, so I decided to give the sandal a try. I ordered these because the more typical thong variety of fitflops were running large on me (I wear a 5 so can't size down) and also because the thong between the toes was hurting in all my shoes. These do have a strap between the toes, but it is entirely different as it doesn't stress the metatarsal owing to the other supportive straps (it sort of just keeps the shoe in position on your foot). The strap that runs across the top of the arch (closest to your ankle) really helps keep the shoe on your foot so you're not gripping with toes.
I bought the blue/gray color and they are bright and cheerful and exceedingly comfortable. Surprising how many things that bright blue goes with. I will probably order another pair soon b/c I suspect I will wear nothing else all summer. Seriously. I'd say these run slightly smaller than some of the other Fitflops I've tried, but still run a bit large overall. I wear a 5 normally and these feel like a 5.5. I'd size down if you are a half.
For me, Fitflops are like minivans. They aren't stylish, but they sure are practical/comfortable. I hated succumbing to the minivan and the fitflops, but now that I have, I would never go back.