“Sandal season signifies pedicures, foot beauty, and freedom to toes and feet. However, with that freedom comes a few cautions,” says Doug Tumen, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist based in New York’s Hudson Valley. According to Dr. Tumen, podiatrists’ offices usually receive an influx of patients in the months leading up to Labor Day—and most of those cases are due to either sandals or summer beauty faux pas.
|Dr. Doug Tumen
“Not all summer sandals offer good support. Many are thin-soled, flat, and too flexible. Flip-flops lead the list as the most common cause of summer foot pain. A good, supportive sandal, should have a thick firm sole and incorporate arch support and cushioning,” says Dr. Tumen.
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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