Saturday, 16 March 2013

FitFlop & the Walk In Her Shoes Campaign

I was recently sent a pair of FitFlops which are just gorgeous.  I can't wait for summer to come so I can wear them, but I must admit to having been parading around the house in them!  I opted for the Walkstar Slide in Hibiscus Patent and jolly nice they are too, not to mention comfortable.

They feature:

• Padded leather straps in two widths

• Sporty-looking topstitched detailing

• Breathable Microfibre lining

• Ultra-comfortable biomechanically engineered Microwobbleboard™ midsole

Fitflops have been described as 'caffeine for your feet' and are designed both for foot comfort and to make the ankle and leg muscles work harder.  With their unqie sole structure, they reduce the pressure-load on the toes and heels by an overall 25% across the foot.

However, because of their unusual structure, FitFlop do advise wearing the shoes progressively over time, and checking with your medical practitioner if you have any health problems or are pregnant.

FitFlop are currently supporting CARE International’s Walk In Her Shoes campaign to help support girls like 14 year old Ayanna from Ethiopia, who treks for 6 hours every day for water.  Shockingly, 70% of the world's poorest billion people are women and girls.  And women and girls in developing countries walk an average of 6km every day to fetch water.

This March you can join CARE International to walk in solidarity with women and girls in the developing world who walk miles every day collecting water for their families.  These gruelling daily treks mean they often don’t have time to reach their full potential in life.  CARE is building wells, boreholes and standing taps close to their homes, allowing them more time to go to school or work.

Many women like you and me, as well as a host of celebrities, such as Linda Barker and Claire Sweeney, are walking 10,000 steps a day in solidarity and raise money for women and girls in the poorest communities.  If you would like to join them, or donate to this very worthy cause, you can find more information about this and CARE's other campaigns on their website.

1 comment :

  1. I have problems with fallen arches which are very painful so am thinking to give Fitflops a try for next summer


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