DANGERS OF FLIP-FLOPS DISCUSSED BY PODIATRIST
posted: Jun 18, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Marc Ginsberg states, "flip-flops are all the rage on the Fourth of July, but by Labor Day, podiatrists' waiting rooms are often full of hobbling examples of the dangers of wearing flip-flops as a primary form of footwear. “They are fine for the pool deck or a casual barbecue. But they are really not good for prolonged walking or any situation where you are going to be standing on your feet for long periods of time. The most troublesome problems associated with flip-flops are attributed to the way they can undermine healthy foot biomechanics. The reactive forces of your foot hitting the ground are so much more dramatic when your foot is in a shoe that is flimsy and thin."
Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy foot and Orthotic Clinics is a big advocator of proper foot wear. Flip-flops are grear on the beach, pool deck or communal shower, but should not be worn for day to day walking due to their poor overall support.
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