Tips on How to Walk in Flip Flops

Monday, July 23, 2012

Flip flops – one of summer's little essentials that defy the trends and reappear on the high street year after year. You would think, given our seemingly tireless love-affair with the simple flip flop, that we would have mastered the art of walking in them by now! Why therefore do we find it difficult to stride out with confidence in our favourite choice of summer footwear?
If you’re amongst the overwhelming majority of people that have not managed to master the art of walking in flip flops, then you may find the following tips useful.
Buy Quality
These days, flip flops come in all shapes and sizes, some flip flops are high quality and some are not. To help you in your quest to walk with confidence in this popular choice of footwear, ensure that you buy a more quality pair. A good pair of flip flops should have a sole that is at least half an inch thick. 

Break Them In
Similar to a new pair of trainers, flip flops can often need ‘breaking in’. It is advisable to do this before you go on holiday to avoid your shoes rubbing your feet and causing irritating sores and cuts. Limping your way home from the beach is not a great look! To avoid this, walk around your house or brave the great British weather in your flip flops, to make sure they (and you!) are as prepared as possible before you even set foot on the flight.

Leather Straps Instead Of Plastic
As well as breaking your flip flops in, it’s worth spending a few extra pounds and buying a pair with leather straps as opposed to plastic ones. Leather straps are usually softer and kinder to the skin than plastic ones, and are therefore less prone to rub your skin and cause sores and irritations. 
Keep Your Feet Straight
To avoid the ‘duck feet’ look, aim to walk with your feet pointing relatively straight and try to keep your walk as natural as possible.
Walk Heel To Toe
Many people are inclined to pinch flip flops onto their feet by clinching their toes. If you are wearing a pair of flip flops that fit well and are of a certain quality, then there is no reason for them to be sliding off your feet all the time.  With a good pair, you should be able to stride out confidently, walking from heel to toe. 

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