If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say that they wished they could wear flip flops all year round, I would be rich! My personal wish was that someone would make a shoe as comfortable as flip flops, but were designed to stay more securely on the foot and was not a thong-style shoe. Well, someone must have been listening . . .
Teva's new Flyweight Collection for men and women features shoes that weigh only a few ounces just like flip flops. I was able try out a pair of the Women's Mush Frio MJ mary janes. I have to admit that I was skeptical. I wondered how much comfort and support a shoe so light could possibly offer?
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I have only recently been easing into the idea of wearing flat soled shoes. I also never thought I would be wearing shoes with a Velcro strap. Those are for children, right? Well, after trying these Tevas, I am wondering why all shoes do not have a Velcro strap. They ensure that the shoe stays on the foot very securely and allow the shoe to be adjusted for your comfort. The back of the shoe is also elasticized for an extra-secure fit.
I tried these shoes out in the house, at my son's soccer game, and at the mall. They turned out to be very comfortable. I actually prefer to be barefoot in the house. These shoes give me the same feeling and the soles are cushy enough so that walking in them feels similar to walking barefoot on a thick carpet.
I do want to point out that these shoes seem to fit true to size. They fit my feet exactly. For this reason, I would recommend purchasing a half size larger than you normally take. I say this because, after 2 hours of walking around the mall, my feet were warm and most likely slightly swollen, causing the shoes to feel smaller than they did when I first put them on before leaving the house.
Since Teva's Flyweight shoes are so light, they are perfect for throwing in your purse, your briefcase, your suitcase, or even the glove compartment of your car. They are really perfect to keep handy when you need to change out of your heeled shoes to give your feet a rest. The best part is that you can wear these shoes all year round, except for during snowy and icy weather.
The Mush Frio MJ shoes by Teva are available in Black, Brown, and Wild Dove (grey). They retail for $45 and can be purchased on Teva.com, where they are currently offering Free Shipping on orders of $45 or more.
Thank you to Teva for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.