FLIP-FLOPS ARE NOT FOR EVERYDAY USE STATES PODIATRIST
posted: Jun 23, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Noreen Oswell states, "shoes should flex where your foot bends. But the rubber soles of most flip-flops just bend all over the place, while the stiff soles of some stylish varieties may not bend at all. Wearing flip-flops can be seriously detrimental for people whose feet are already at risk: For people with diabetes, who often have poor circulation and feeling in their feet, wearing flip-flops can expose them not only to injury but to infection. Those with balance issues may find it hard to feel secure when wearing rubbery flip-flops. And for those suffering from obesity, sporting the unstructured shoe can add strain to feet that are already stressed with carrying extra weight. The real problem is that people are wearing flip-flops while doing everything from skateboarding to gardening to running errands."
Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics always only recommends wearing flip-flops only around the pool, beach and communal showers. They are not for extended walking as they have poor support.
If you or a loved requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care and custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.