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How Dr. Scholls Fast Flats Saved The Day

Impromptu review! I had no intention of purchasing this product when I got out of bed yesterday, but before the day was over, they literally saved my hide.

It all started with a set of hooves trying to pass off as my feet. Because I was sick of my feet doubling as knife-sharpeners, I went in for a pedicure yesterday afternoon.

Now, any gal who has gone in for a pedicure knows that when you’re done, you stick your toes in these toe-separating sponges so your polish doesn’t smudge, and you have to put your feet in these cheap, one-use-only flip-flops.

On my way home, I stopped by the Walmart Neighborhood Market to pick up a few things. Even though my sandals were in the car, I still didn’t wanna take my chances with my polish, so I just walked on in wearing the pedicure flops.

I managed to get all my shopping done except for one last item, and just as I was headed toward it, my left flip-flop broke. There was no fixing. These aren’t like average flip-flops in which you can do some fastening or poking or tying.

I thought of doing any of three things:

1) The “Just Wing it:” keep the flip-flop together using your toes and you will make it out of the store just fine!

2) The “Just MacGuyver it.” Heck, I have a leatherman in my pocket. I can fix these things myself!

3) The “Just forget it.” completely remove the flip-flops, do the rest of my shopping barefoot, and walk out in the black-asphalt parking lot in the middle of a summer day, hence ruining the bottoms of my feet and possibly becoming permanently fused to the asphalt through a combination of foot-sweat and sun-baked asphalt.

Then I came up with a new idea: This is Walmart, sillyhead. I knew they had a foot-care section, and that these new foldable flats would likely be there. So I did the best I could to hold my makeshift shoe together. There they were. I grabbed the box of flats, bought them at the pharmacy register and immediately sat down and put on the new shoes.

They were amazing! They covered my feet! They had solid soles! And when I looked inside the shiny, gold clutch that came with it, I found a coupon for $2 off my next set of inserts. (Which I ALWAYS need).

Dare I say these fast flats were so comfy I wore them for the rest of the day at home.

I didn’t think I’d ever have a use for these flats, because they’re designed to be a backup for heels, and I am vehemently opposed to heels and all they stand for. Because they don’t stand for me; they always wobble under me. But that is neither here nor there.

The best thing about them is that, yes, they are slippers that you can walk on floors and sidewalks and parking lots in, yes, they will save your feet if your heels are starting to hurt, and YES – they do fold to fit nicely in your purse. I advise keeping them in your purse or a storage compartment in your car at all times. Because you never know. If it’s not some pedicure-sandal breaking on you, it might be that your heel broke while you were walking. Or that you had to use your heel as a weapon in defense and it’s being kept as “evidence.” Plenty of reasons to keep these around!

Kudos to Dr. Scholl’s for making this product. My feet are still cute and my day was saved thanks to you.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Nobody asked me to write about this and I sure as heck had to pay full price for these. I was in a jam and these got me out of it, and I thought you out there in Readerland needed to know.

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  • Anto February 17, 2015, 10:58 am

    Sure they look soft and even elegant for being sort of orthopedic shoes, yes I’m serious they’re cute :). Have you ever used them again since then?

    • Bellesouth
      February 17, 2015, 12:03 pm

      I use them pretty much any time I have to wear dress shoes.


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