A funny thing happened this fall: I discovered that despite my extensive planning and back-to-school shopping, I missed something very important for myself. A pair of ‘inside shoes’, to be exact. Something that I haven’t thought of for myself in years! Between volunteering at my daughters school library, my youngest’s junior kindergarten class, and being a Sparks leader, I’m spending a lot of time in schools where they really don’t appreciate dirty or wet shoes, and wearing just socks isn’t a great idea either. I can barely fit a pair of shoes inside my purse, and there isn’t really anywhere for me to just leave a pair for when I need them. I did some online sleuthing and came across a perfect solution: Flipsters!
What are Flipsters? They are folding shoes that come in a cute – and convenient! – carry pouch. As you can see above, the pouch is only as high as a pen, and it’s thinner than my wallet, so it easily fits into my purse along with everything else that I haul around. Flipsters has both sandals and flats. I picked the navy flats because I thought that they would look nice with my jeans, which is primarily what I wear when I know my day will involve shelving books in a library or sitting on a gym floor.
The soles are rubber, so you aren’t sliding around when you walk. There is no arch support, which should come as no surprise since they fold in thirds, but they are surprisingly comfortable and they stay on my feet perfectly thanks to the elastic at the top. I really debated between the XS (5-6) and the S (7-8) since I have small feet and usually wear a 6.5. I even printed off the sizing chart but I was right on the cusp! I decided on the small and while I think the XS would have fit, I’m glad to have the extra room since I know I’ll be wearing socks with my Flipsters!
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