Podiatrist Dr. Nicholas Tanner STATES, "flip-flops do not provide the foot with enough support, which can cause long-term damage. Flip-flops that don’t have any arch support are going to allow the arch to completely collapse. He warned that a lack of arch support can lead to general foot pain, along with tendonitis. Flip-flops can alter how the foot is held as toes grip the shoe while the foot lifts from the ground. This habit can create hammertoes or bent toes that will not fit into regular shoes and can require surgery to fix if left untreated. When one is exclusively in the flip-flops, they are more susceptible to these problems."
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