Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Review: Fipper Slipper

I've had two pairs of Ipanemas and a pair of Havaianas, but the soles of my feet tend to peel where they're in direct contact with the actual slipper footbed after wearing them for extended periods of time - I'm not sure if it's a reaction to the rubber used in those brands or it's the friction with the pattern on the footbed. They're worn so much I could do floor slides if I want to, but probably not as great as Tom Cruise did in Risky Business.

So I bought myself a pair of Fipper Slim (which is targeted for ladies as it's the slimmer cut and has a thinner strap) slippers at the second home for RM15.90, which is a fraction of the price of either Ipanema or Havaianas slippers. They don't look and feel all that much different from the imported brands. What I already like about Fipper is the price: you can get them from like RM12 and above in different styles and colours, depending on where you buy them from.


According to this Kosmo! piece (you might need to Google Translate it as it's in Malay; while not perfect, but it's adequate), Fipper is a bona fide Malaysian brand that's produced in Thailand (which explains the elephant logo). 

From the website... 
"At Fipper™, we use 100% natural rubber. Natural rubber is biodegradable therefore it is environmental friendly. Natural rubber is also free from Biphenol-A (BPA). BPA is an endocrine disruptor which can mimic the body's own hormone and may lead to negative health effects especially to fetal and infant. Our natural rubber is also Slip-Resistant and Anti-Bacterial. Due to our excellent quality, Fipper™ is comfortable to wear and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities."
Been wearing them for a few days now for extended periods of time (more than an hour); so far so good - no weird peeling.

Pros: 
✔ Under RM20 affordable
✔ No weird peeling

Cons: You still need to careful walking on certain surfaces.

Long story short, I like them. Find out where you can get yours here.