Fitflop fits the bill

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of Fit Flops from Shoetique to review (read here) which I absolutely loved and wore constantly through the summer. Sadly as the summer comes to an end, so does the wearing of sparkly pink flips flops.

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Pink and Sparkly

However the lovely Rachel from Shoetique made contact with me a couple of weeks ago asking if I would like to review anything from their Autumn/Winter range. Well, as someone who suffers with various feet ailments, of course that sounded perfect to me.

As I was going to Budapest I thought it might be an ideal opportunity to try them out and see how they performed when there was a lot of walking involved.

Firstly thought I had to choose what I wanted to be sent.Rachel offered to send me a couple of pairs so that I could try them on and keep which pair I thought best.

I wanted to try a get a shoe that was multipurpose; something for day and night, and that would match a lot of my vintage outfits.

My first choice was the FitFlop Banda Roxy Sandal in Bronze With Backstrap. I went with this shoe as I wanted to have a more formal sandal but something that was neutral in colour. This was so pretty and had a lovely bronze shimmer. The front section was encrusted in sparkling stones and it fit the bill exactly.

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Banda Roxy

The second pair I went for was a little more “me” A lovely pair of black patent  pumps; the FitFlop Pretty Bow Superballerina Shoes. I like a good pair of ballet pumps but tend to find the ones I usually have a very basic with thin soles. These are great for mixing and matching with my dresses, however after a day of heavy walking I always feel like my feet have been chopped off and I am walking on raw bloody stumps.

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SuperBallerina

Whenever I go to London for the day, the following day I am next to useless. Limping around and in quite a bit of pain. It literally is agony to even get out of bed and put my feet on the floor.

This is because I suffer badly with plantar fasciitis and so shoes with a bit of padding and bounce really help the situation. Having now had two previous pairs of fitflops, and with some advice from the lovely Rachel, I decided to go with them again.

The shoes arrived on Saturday morning just as I was about to leave for my weekend in London. Well, how fortuitous. I immediately opened them up and tried them both.

The sandals were just lovely. So soft and very pretty. I carefully unwrapped them and tried them on. Alas, they just did not fit me. The soles and front were perfect, but the strap that comes across the top of the foot was too tight for my fat trotters! Dejectedly I carefully packed them up and put them back in the box.

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Perfectly Packaged

Opening the second box, the superballerina and was really happy that I had chosen them. A lovely lightweight pump, with a pretty bow on the front, I could see that they had a lot of cushioning from the depth of the sole.

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Well protected

I decided to take them to London with me just on the off chance that I would need a pair of black shoes.

Three days later I found myself  with a day to walk around London and a black and red rose Ava dress. Well of course the shoes were perfect for the occasion. I found myself wandering through Westfields, Hyde Park, Spitalfields, Brick Lane and Marble Arch. We certainly walked some miles that day, approximately 6 miles in total!

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Marble Arch

I am not going to lie. Wearing a brand new pair of shoes, fresh out of the box was not the cleverest thing I could have done. I did get a couple of blisters. But as I said, brand new patent shoes need to be worn in quite a bit!

However, even with the blisters the shoes were absolutely amazing. For the first time ever I got up the next day with no pain. No limping and no feeling like my feet were going to drop off. I was gobsmacked to be honest.

Now my plan was to take them to Budapest as I knew I would be doing a lot of walking. However the sensible part of me said that I probably need to break them in a bit more before heavier duty wearing.

Not to be foiled I took my pink fitflop sandals and my black mary janes. Having worn both pairs of shoes in, I knew they were exactly what I needed for walking miles around a new city.

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Stunning Széchenyi

And you know what? They really were! I was so comfortable and my feet were happy for the whole five days I was there. I had no issues with my Plantar Fasciitis and I could have walked even more miles than we already did.

This weekend I am again going off to London. There will be a lot of walking involved again and this time I have made sure my superballerina’s have been fully broken in. I know that even with all the mileage I am going to be doing, my feet will be cushioned and comfortable.

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Beautiful Budapest

I heartily recommend Fitflops especially if you suffer with your feet. They have made my adventure days a lot more easy and comfortable and I know I will be purchasing more in the future.

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If you would like to give them a go, Shoetique have very kindly offered all my readers a 15% discount using the code SECRET15

Happy Shopping!

Tx

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  • Flip flops are so comfy, I loved these wedged ones!

  • Jo Wiggins

    This isn’t a brand I’ve heard of before but I’m loving the bronze sandal x

  • LaaLaa

    I could imagine the superballerina being exceptionally comfortable even more so when broken in. You look great as always xo

  • Kathryn

    I always look forward to your posts as you always look so glam and well put together! I have never tried fit flops before, but I have definitely heard of them, the little bows on the black shoes are so sweet! I suffer from uncomfortable feet so I may look into the different styles before I go on holiday next month xx

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I love a good pair of flip flops, I need to get a new pair for my holidays! X

  • I’m glad these FitFlops made such a noticeable difference. I think they’re super cute so it’s great that they are comfy.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I have some FitFlop flip flops and will never ever wear anything else I adore them so much, now I would like to try something else from the range, especially the boots x

  • You look amazing in the fitflops and in your bikini your curves are beautiful! I love the first pair of sandals as well xx

  • Sarahjane

    You can’t go wrong with comfy shoes that also look good!! A winning combination!

  • Beautiful shoe choices, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black ballerina pumps x

  • Kelly

    Great shoes…but where did you get that beautiful pink bikini?

  • My feet get so worn out, I think I need to try some of these!

  • I’ve not tried any FitFlops before but these look great. I walked so much in Budapest I literally lived in my converse the whole time I was there x

  • Laura

    Ooh these sound like they would be perfect for me as I do tend to suffer with my feet when I’m on them all day. I’ll check these out xxx

  • Love the sound of these Fit Flops! We like the pink sparkly ones as well, my mummy is quite flat-footed so these might help xx

  • Francesca Nelson

    I love those flips with the platform they looks so comfortable and like you said great for walking around a lot!

  • These look great – and I bet they’re super comfy too!

  • I’ve heard good things about Fit Flops. They do look super comfy

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Those look very pretty I love the ballerina shoes the most, they are so pretty 😉

  • Christine Dodd

    I’ve never tried FitFlops but I’m drawn to those pink sparkly ones!

  • I like the name of these and those pink ones look amazing

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I have a pair of these, and they are super comfy!

  • Those black ones are such a good choice not only to keep your feet very comfy but they will go with so much. Love those pink sandals you have too, they are so cute.

  • Mummygadgetgeek

    I love FitFlops, like you I’ve found they are brilliant for solving pain issues (I have EDS so need supportive footwear). Never seen these super ballerinas before though, they look amazing!

  • I have always wanted a pair of FitFlops, I am a huge flip flop lover anyway so these would be perfect. I will get myself a pair one day x

  • The sandals are perfect for summer and the casual shoes look very cute too.