FLIP-FLOPS NOT MEANT TO BE WORN AS NORMAL SHOES STATES PODIATRIST
posted: Jun 18, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Shelly Bruton states, "there's little doubt that for some, flip-flops have become "sort of the go-to shoe. It became a big trend three or four years ago. The current love affair with the footwear. All of a sudden, everyone started wearing flip-flops like they were normal shoes. But the popular, usually inexpensive sandals aren't generally designed for long-term wear, she said. "They shouldn't be worn for walking long distances. Those who insist on wearing flip-flops for yardwork, for example, can leave themselves vulnerable to toe or foot injury — mowers, weed trimmers, and the like, all providing potential hazards. We can see pretty horrible toe injuries and lacerations from such accidents."
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