The fitness craze shoes of yesteryear are certainly MBTs.
But to be on top the latest rage in toning your gams while you walk, you have to be sporting Fitflops.
As a resident of a bustling metropolis full of people who (admit it, it’s true) will cling to ANYTHING trendy, not to mention anything that will supposedly help tone the bod with a minimum of effort, I am seeing these sandals everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
They’re for sale in chichi designer shoe boutiques. They’re on ads in the subways. They’re on every third person’s foot flip-flopping down the sidewalk.
I have no idea if they’re effective. I imagine that uncertainty is pretty widespread. But I do know people are adopting them like Ugg boots.
Ladies, if you want to be the cream of the Fitflop trend crop, this is the pair for you. This is the one I see probably twice as frequently as any of the other styles.
Of course, if I were about to go in for this shoe trend, I’d opt for something a little more outside the box. Say, the diva-licious Electra in gold.
Or, if you really want to be a gal in the know, stick yourself on Net-a-porter’s mailing list for the release of the Aurelia, the gladiator-inspired Fitflop that’ll be available online in early August in limited editions in black ($150) or snakeskin ($165).
Good luck getting your hands on a pair, though. They sold out at Kirna Zabete (the NYC store whose owners had a hand in bringing the Aurelia about) faster than your firm calves and thighs could get you in the door.
Gotta say, those are almost funky enough to make me want a pair. Almost.