FitFlop said it themselves, Pietra is their prettiest sandals so far and this is what Kikay Corner got herself early this month! I am super loving its sleek metallic micro-fiber lined upper embellished with three resin jewel stones down the toe line. I have considered buying a pair last year, but the best they’ve got was the Rockstar model, which did not exactly take my fancy.
So what’s so special about this particular Pietra FitFlop model that made me shell out P3,490 (approx. $76) via the Shoe Salon in Glorietta? I love that unlike the other models, this one is actually a slimmed-width version of their patented muscle toning Microwobbleboard™ midsole. My feet are the narrow type, as assessed during a previous foot ID scan. So this one is the perfect FitFlop footwear for me. This style is said to best for those with slim to average width feet. So this lovely pair is not exactly for everyone.
Wearing FitFlop footwear has also been reported to provide relief from plantar fasciitis, heels spurs, chronic back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, from lower limb oedema and RLS (restless leg syndrome).
How’s that for a a pair of flip flops? Here’s more to give you an idea what this revolutionary footwear does to your body.
What’s better than having a workout while you walk. Now that is one of the reasons why I decided to buy myself a pair – the free workout! FitFlop footwear is biomechanically designed to help tone and tighten leg muscles effortlessly. Studies at the Centre for Human Performance at LSBU show that normal walking in FitFlop sandals can help:
– increase leg, calf and gluteal muscle activity,
– improve your posture,
– mimic the gait of barefoot walking but with more muscle load,
– improve muscle tone.
It’s all in its technology – Microwobbleboard™
FitFlop Microwobbleboard™ technology was engineered in 2006 by Dr David Cook and Darren James at London South Bank University (LSBU), FitFlop footwear features patent-pending, muscle-loading Microwobbleboard™ technology to increase the time that your muscles are engaged every single time you take a step.