While heels are my preferred “mode of transportation” (aside from airplanes of course!), I can be found in flip flops from time to time. I know this is a shocking admission to make, but I actually admitted it a while ago on Mommy Point’s blog when I shared her love of reef flip flops.
But I actually am conditioned to walking in heels. Ever since I was a toddler, I’ve been walking on my tiptoes, so I actually have extreme difficulty walking in flats. So even though flip flops are extremely comfortable, I occassionally trip forward (well, practically fall forward), which is not a good thing at all.
In walk wedge flip flops. (Get it? In walk wedg… never mind.) I thought these were my dream come true. But flip flops aren’t really made to be “heels”, so the thong style shoes began cutting into my feet pretty quickly. Ow.
But when I gave up and went to order a pair of reef flip flops, I came across these:
They were slightly pricey for flip flops, but I was intrigued. I’ve had good luck with returning things I didn’t like to Amazon, so I figured I had nothing to lose.
And wow. These are airport-sprinting-long-walk-taking-staircase-climbing flip flops. I’ve been living in these lately, and my feet feel great!
The straps on the flop flops are soft up against my feet and don’t cut in at all. Somehow they support my feet really well too, and I have yet to trip in them. They also survived 7 hours of trekking through Mall of America, and I still comfortably put them on my feet the next day. A usual no-no in the world of shoes.