Friday, August 10, 2012
Are Your Flip Flops Bad News for Your Feet?
Wearing open, unsupportive sandals also puts people at increased risk for other injuries like sprains, breaks, abrasions and dry, cracked skin. However, it isn’t always the shoes themselves that are the problem. “Many summertime foot injuries are a result of people wearing flip flops at inappropriate times, like on long walks or while playing sports,” Dr. Tritto notes. His recommendation for avoiding injury? “Wear athletic shoes when participating in athletic activities. And, consider investing in sandals that offer arch support and closed-in heels to wear at other times.”