Awesome Fit Flop Alternative !!!

You may know that I have a slight addiction to Fit Flops- I have flat feet and they are the first flip flops that I found that had nice arch support. I wasn't fond of the Fit Flop price tag of $40 and up so I would wait for sales and still cringe at the thought of paying over $20 for a pair of FLIP FLOPS. So yesterday I was in WalMart and spied "Danskin" versions of Fit Flops for $12. Last summer I had purchased "Thera Shoe" version of Fit Flops and was slightly disappointed because the footbed of them were very textured- to the point where my poor piggies were a bit tender if I wore them too long. These Danskin versions have a very similar footbed to Fit Flops-- not hard and textured like Thera Shoe ones- so I picked up a pair in navy and a pair for DD in black (with black footbed.) The white footbed ones tend to get a bit grungy so I scrub routinely with nail brush and hand soap to keep from embarrassing myself in public if someone should see the footbed of my Fit Flops.
So yesterday evening I wore the Danskin version for several hours and I definitely approve. They had similar arch support as Fit Flops but at a much nicer price. They are obviously not leather uppers like Fit Flops but once again, they are flip flops so I can't really see spending the extra money for leather vs. synthetic.
I saw the "Walkstar" (original Fit Flop) version in a few colors- black/white, black/black, silver/white and navy/white. I also saw a black glittery version and a brown version that had a rounded piece around the toe area rather than the "v" of original Fit Flop. So anyone looking for a comfy but affordable version of Fit Flops, I strongly suggest checking out WalMart and the Danskin "Fitness Shoe."


A. Age: My year of Polamalu =) 

B. Bed size: Full-- people who see my bedroom laugh because the room is huge and the bed looks tiny.

C. Chore you dislike:Washing the dishes, started this chore in 2nd grade- rather work outside.

D. Dogs: 2- JRT (insane about UPS truck) Beagle (bites JRT @$$ when insane over UPS truck)

E. Essential start to your day: COFFEE--

F. Favorite color: Green

G. Gold or silver: Gold

H. Height: 5'2" almost ;)

I. Instruments you play(ed): I played sax for 2 years because that was instrument my brother picked. Hated it and even faked injuries to get out of playing it.

J. Job title: SAHM, track coach, MMU maker, window treatment maker, crafter, painter, maid, laundress, chauffeur, dish washer, window washer, lawn care, roadie, accountant, purchaser, chef, baker, organizer, secretary, scheduler,  -- worker bee-- I pretty much do it all. =)

K. Kids: 3 kids, Daughter, senior in HS, Son- freshman in HS, Son- 7th grade

L. Live: Kentucky-- really like it.

M. Mom’s name: Karin

N. Nicknames: Dane, Dynamite, Little D, Dayner,

O. Overnight hospital stays: Childbirth only thankfully.

P. Pet peeves: Rudeness, laziness, people who wear too much perfume- and what's with the older people wearing cologne that smells like rotting dirt???

Q. Quote from a movie: "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero. " Fight Club

R. Righty or lefty: Righty

S. Siblings: Older Brother

T. Time you wake up: usually 6:30am

U. Underwear: Yes, preferably those that don't give me a wedgie.

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Broccoli, brussell sprouts

W.What makes you run late: Checking email before heading out.

X. X-rays you’ve had: Dental and foot, finger when I was young and thought I broke toes/fingers.

Y. Yummy food you make: I'm a good cook- spaghetti sauce hubby says is why he married me, my pies are requested, my soups that I just whip up, meatloaf is a family favorite, my turnip greens I made Sunday are apparently the best hubby has ever had.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: rhinos