Back in April, The Advice Sisters put TheraFit by Dr. Lisa, a remarkably versatile workout/walking/work/sport shoe just for women (read my Therafit review) through it’s paces at a Blink Fitness gym in Manhattan. Now, just in time for Summer, there is a new collection of Therafit sandals (more on them in a moment).
What I like so much about Therafit is that they are super comfortable for working out, walking, or whatever it is that you have to do. These casual sneakers have a patented and cutting-edge technology; the outsole can be adjusted to allow an increase or decrease in impact resistance. At the heel of the shoes (and also now, the sandals) are three big dots. They’re not just decoration, they’re dual-density adapters located within the shock-absorbing wedge. This Therafit Personal Comfort System (PCS) Technology lets you remove one, two or all three of the comfort adapters to change the shoe’s impact resistance and cushioning. You can pop them in and out as your feet feel they need it. I actually thought that the footwear was pretty “spongy” with all three of the adapters in place, but the shoes and sandals get bouncier and sponge-ier as you remove the adapters. That’s why it pays to read the instructions that come with the shoes in the girly pink and purple box! Ready for a different feeling on your feet the next day? Pop them back in and you have,in essence, a whole different feeling from the same footwear.
For Summer, there is a new collection of TheraFit sandals with the same foot-pampering benefits. The collection features three must-have sandals for the season. For a pop of color and casual wear, there is the very comfy looking Neon/Sport Casual: a white wedge midsole with neon cushioned uppers in varying colors (see our featured image, above). It is available in Flamingo pink, Egyptian turquoise and Mod Yellow. For dressier wear there is the lovely Garden/Neutrals: a mix of tone- on- tone, featuring leather uppers with a gorgeous laser cut flower accent. Available in Brown, Coral and Nude.
For those who like a little sparkle on their sandals, there is the Badda Bling/Rhinestones: the perfect wedge for day or night, a classic patent leather bejeweled comfort sandal. Available in Black or Silver.
I was given the Badda Bling sandal in Tiffany Silver to wear test. While the white sole (it is black on the black Badda Bling) is too sporty for a formal function, the side silver thong studded with glittery clear beads and crystals make these sandals the perfect companion to a maxi dress, sun dress, white jeans, or basically, anything you are going to wear that is semi-casual or casual. The sandals have those three buttons in the heel to adjust the “sponge-y” and these sandals also have a foot-bed with 86 reflexology nodules that provide gentle stimulation on key accupressure points on the sole of the foot, plus a contoured, shock-absorbing midsole featuring deep heel-cups, provide stability and support.
The actual “thong” on a thong sandal can make or break its comfort. If the stitching is on the side or inside where the big toe and second toe are parted, it can cause painful blisters and irritation. Luckily, the TherFit sandals feature a soft, fabric covered thong piece that is sewn with the stitching in the front, so it is comfortable to walk in. The manmade upper is also nicely padded with fabric, so it won’t chafe as you pound the pavement. The bottom of the sandal has the same, patented tread design for traction and to prevent sliding that the Therafit sneakers do. They remind me of little square of chocolate at the toe, smart phone keys at the heel.
For those who really need to stand and to walk a lot, these Therafit sandals will be a delight. If I was going on vacation, I’d take Therafit Shoes and Sandals, and I’d have “happy feet” long after others were sitting down with exhaustion. I am so excited to share this great footwear with my readers, because I am now a personal fan. They’re the shoes and sandals I reach for when I know I’ll be walking, shopping, standing. The only thing I didn’t really love about the new sandals (and it’s just a personal preference) are the 86 reflexology nodules stimulating key accupressure points on the sole of the foot. I have very sensitive skin, and while these didn’t bother me at first, after walking for a while, I felt every single one of them. Had the sole been less studded with these accu-pressure points, I would have been more comfortable. Others will, I am sure, really like this addition to the sole.
Therafit By Dr. Lisa sandals are available online exclusively at Therafitshoe.com right now with prices starting at $65.00 You can also follow TheraFit on Twitter: @TherafitShoe and tell them that like Alison of the Advice Sisters, you are now a fan, too!