Can Flip-Flops be "not suitable for purpose"?
I bought some for the holiday. Because of problems with my knee and ankle I finally bit the bullet and paid more than £5.99 (£45.00 to be precise 😳 ) so that I could get ones that suited the podiatrists recommendation
I wore them once indoors for a few minutes and they seemed fine so packed them for the holiday. First time I wore them in anger (short stroll to the shop and back again) I ended up with two big blisters on the skin between my big toe and the one next to it. Back to sandals for a week and then the cheap flip flops for the rest of the holiday.
On returning home I tried again and could almost immediately feel the strap rubbing. Looking at it it is quite a hard piece of ‘leather’ and I think this is causing the issue as my feet are used to fabric or that soft rubber stuff
Sadly I like the look of them and they are still in excellent condition, but I don’t think I can wear them and i certainly can’t afford to spend £45.00 on footwear that I can’t use
What is the hive minds opinion on this, could I return them because they ‘don’t work’?. I had problems returning some ‘lifetime guarantee’ saucepans that detached themselves from their handles to the same shop years ago so I would be interested to hear if people think I am within my rights before I head off
TIAPosted 6 years ago
Can Flip-Flops be “
notsuitable for purpose”?
ftfyPosted 6 years ago
Dunno. But it’s quite funny. 😆Posted 6 years ago
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this has got to be a wind-upPosted 6 years ago
tbh if they rub so much that they blister you, they’re clearly not fit for purpose. But I can’t imagine the shop will accept that you couldn’t have known this until you’d worn them – and they’ll probably try the whole “we can’t re-sell them as they’ve been worn” angle.
I think Classifieds or Ebay may be your best friend here. Or plasters on your toes.Posted 6 years ago
Try these with the decadent flip flopsPosted 6 years ago
They do these for
womenpeople with delicate tootsies.
i had this on some leather flip flops. stuck a plaster around the toe bit and they stopped rubbingPosted 6 years ago
Sadly I like the look of them
Some of these will fix that ( and hopefully the rubbing)
Posted 6 years ago
Posted 6 years ago
You should have broken them in OP, suck it up…Posted 6 years ago
Shoes are not guaranteed not to give you blisters, I don’t think. MTFU and get your feet used to them.Posted 6 years ago
Wear them daily for small bursts, you’re feet get used to them.Posted 6 years ago
Does no one else remember wearing their school shoes around the house when they were kids to break them in before wearing them to school all day ?
Or did i just hve cheapy stiff leather shoesPosted 6 years ago
I had some like that. I left them outside whilst working out whether to break them in. Foxes stole them. I hope they got blisters.Posted 6 years ago
Socks?Posted 6 years ago
good God you can buy flip flop socks;
Posted 6 years ago
You need to isolate whether it’s the flip, or the flop which is causing the issue as preventative measures would certainly differ.Posted 6 years ago
Foxes stole them. I hope they got blisters.
😆 How do you know it was foxes?Posted 6 years ago
*harden up princessPosted 6 years ago
ditch the flip flops, get nike air jesus
Posted 6 years agoDezB wrote:
😀 How do you know it was foxes?
They used to spray, pee and crap on the patio so unless there were some strange local people around, could only have been them.Posted 6 years ago
Vaseline to soften the leather or nijinji toe socks to protect your tootsies.Posted 6 years ago
Do they flip and flop? If they do, you can’t claim under the Sale of Goods Act.Posted 6 years ago
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