Our feet are our biggest support system and what you put on them is critical. Today we are sharing information regarding how Flip Flops affect your feet. We were surprised and you will be too.
Using Flip Flops for short amounts of time like at a Day Spa or around the pool are one thing but if this is something that you wear all day, every day, you need to reconsider your options.
How Flip Flops Affect Your Feet Infographic
This Flip Flops Infographic from Huffington Post shows how stress fractures can result. There is little support from the material and this can destabilize your foot. The constant rubbing can also result in painful blisters. Heel pain and foot pad pain can also result as you are in a state of constant motion when you wear Flip Flops.
They also show that not all Flip Flops are created equal. You should avoid one size fits all Flip Flops and you should also do the bend test. This will give you an indication of the support you can expect.
How Flip Flops Mess Up Your Feet Video
We have included this helpful video that has some further information about how wearing flimsy footwear can affect the way you walk and result in other injuries.
It’s important to remember that this can and will be a long term issue if not addressed. Click Play above to view now ^
Whilst it seems that everything does us damage, the reality is that you need to imagine the crippling effects that you may be forced to live with later in life. By making changes now, you can avoid continual visits to the foot Doctor.
Take note and ensure that you throw out anything that could aggravate your feet. Invest in the better versions that are available. If you wear or have worn high heels, be sure to view our post here.