These New Flip Flops Mold to Your Feet
A new pair of shoes can give us all the feels, from giddiness to confidence to the pain of breaking them in. But you don’t have to torture your tootsies to be trendy anymore. Foot Flops wants you to go footloose and fancy-free with heat-molded flip flops that form to your feet.
The Wyoming-based team behind Foot Flops developed their footwear line after experiencing the comfort and health advantages of heat insoles used for skiing and snowboarding. When they realized that happy and healthy feet shouldn’t be reserved for outdoor enthusiasts alone, they decided to create Foot Flops for use both on and off the slopes.
Foot Flops are orthotic and arch-supporting flip flops that harness patent-pending heat technology to mold to the unique shape of your feet. To activate the technology, stick them in your oven for five to seven minutes. Once warmed up, rock your feet in the center of the flip flop to create an optimal mold. In about fifteen minutes, you’ll have a perfectly molded-to-you pair of flip flops.
Unlike traditional flip flops, Foot Flops can help decrease back pain and foot lengthening over time. And compared with many orthotic insoles, Foot Flops offer equivalent health benefits at a fraction of the cost. Foot Flops have even received a stamp of approval from renowned podiatrists, physical therapists and athletes.
Foot Flops are available in a variety of sizes and colors, from eye-popping pinstripes to sleek solids. Check out their Kickstarter campaign and pledge $30 or more to nab a pair of your very own.
Will you be investing in this flexible footwear? Let us know in the comments below!
(Images via Foot Flops)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!