I have done some challenging things in my time, running 3 half marathons, climbing Mt Kinabalu (the 2nd highest mountain in South East Asia) and of course giving birth. But have you ever tried to walk with a broken flip flop?
It was one of those days, we needed to take the dog for a walk as we were going to be out for a few hours. We tend to go to the local park and let him have a paddle in the river, so my daughter planned her footwear carefully, or so I thought. She decided on a cheap pair of Jelly Shoes. We got half way down the road and then had to come back, to change them as they were hurting her feet. I’m not surprised.
We eventually got to the park, then sadly there was a slightly grumpy grandfather of three who obviously would rather I didn’t let my dog off the lead to splash in the river. So, we admitted defeat and started for home.
This is when my flip flop broke…..
Flip-flop malfunction in the park help I’m stuck!
This isn’t the first time this has happened to me. Once it happened in a pub but we had some duct tape and taped it to my foot so I could get home. However, being at the local park I did not have any on me.
The Best Flip Flops for Corn Sufferers (IMO)
‘Beach shoes are an excellent solution – flip-flops that have a thong for each toe are marvellous at restoring correct functioning in the foot and toe.’ – via the Daily Mail
I won’t go into too much detail about my dodgy feet, but I do have a corn on the ball of my right foot, which makes walking barefoot excruciating. It feels like walking on a golf ball. I do get it treated regularly but it does tend to build up again. Anyhow, I had to circumnavigate the gravel paths and cobblestones, nearly making me break down in tears. In the end, I had to call hubby to come and rescue us in the car.
I was absolutely gutted that I broke my favourite pair of LuLu Fit Flops, which I bought last year and wear all the time, as they are one of the only ones I can wear comfortably. They’ve a comfortable toe piece and a very thick spongy foot bed, which accommodates my dastardly corn.
Luckily, I have a spare pair of Reef Flip Flops. Up until the weekend I hadn’t worn them a lot, but found them just as comfortable. The toe post is soft, so none of that first day flip flop pain. The straps are lined with an ultra soft lining, plus they have a built in arch support to support my rather flat feet and the suede foot bed allows me to walk virtually pain free. They are a bit more casual than my Fit Flops and couldn’t wear them to work but they are perfect for a day at the Lido.