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The FitFlop shoe has been all the buzz in the fitness community for the last few years. Highlighted in several women’s magazines, and mentioned on several news programs, they have become the rage in the United States as well as across the World. But still, many people wonder if FitFlop Shoes really work. In this review, I will discuss the features of this footwear, the advantages of these shoes, and what you can expect if you decide to purchase them.

Features of The FitFlop Shoes:

The FitFlop shoe is biomechanically engineered to help tone and tighten your leg muscles while you walk in them. They were first developed as a sandal a couple of years ago, but have since been expanded to include a shoe line as well as winter boots. The main premise is to get a workout while you walk. The underlying technology is called Microwobbleboard, which helps increase the amount of time that your muscles are engaged as you walk. This heel consists of three parts that work in concert to provide a safe and effective shoe. The heel is constructed to absorb 22% more shock, the midsection is the section that creates instability which increases leg muscle activation, and the toe cap which helps maintain speed and pace.

Advantages of FitFlop Shoes:

The FitFlop shoe has several advantages over the normal everyday footwear we all wear. It has been found that they help increase leg and calf muscle activity, promote a better posture, mimic the gait of barefoot walking which is more natural, and improve overall muscle tone. Those wearing Fit Flop shoes have reported relief from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and chronic back pain, just to name a few. Several studies have been performed and the findings are very impressive as far as pain relief. What was found is that the Fit Flops help reduce knee joint stress, reduce ankle joint stress, lessen foot pressure, and reduce back strain.

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