I have always been a shoe fanatic. As a young adult I could easily count over 50 pairs of shoes in my closet, though many were inexpensive fashion pieces rather than proper footwear.
At 21 years old I sustained fairly severe injuries in a car accident and had to start taking care of my back. This meant hasta la vista to any cheap and cheerful footwear and hola to stable, comfortable shoes.
For years and years comfortable footwear meant three things to me: necessary, expensive and utilitarian. It wasn’t until perhaps ten years ago that I could find good looking shoes that were also good for my body.
Three years ago my Mum introduced me to FitFlops. I’m in love – have you heard of them? They are awesome! Comfortable, fashionable, lovely!
I started my collection with a pair of flip flop-type sandals and have now added a pair of short boots that feel like slippers-meet-awesome-runners. I can walk miles and miles in these bad boys, which I’m sure is due to their ‘microwobbleboard midsoles‘. Microwobbleboard midsoles, microwobbleboard midsoles, microwobbleboard midsoles!
I have tried the Sketchers and Reebok versions of these and they are nowhere near as comfortable or well-fitting as FitFlops are. I’m sure not everyone agrees that FitFlops are good for you but, for me, these are what I’ve been seeking for years.
The full line of this fabulous footwear is only available online to us here in Canada. You’ll find a few designs (mostly just the original FitFlop flip flops) at The Bay or SoftMoc, but if you’re seeking the other sandals, sneakers, shoes or boots – online is your best bet.