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Flip Flops: Friend or Foe?

Flip Flops like any type of shoe have advantages and disadvantages. As the weather starts to turn warmer and we make the change from winter shoes to summer sandals and flip flops, it important to remember to look after your feet too. We all know flip flops are easy to wear in the hot weather but wear with caution, here are a few things to remember -

1. Lack of Support – Flip Flops typically have flat soles that offer little to no support, which can lead to foot pain, especially if worn for long periods of time.

2. Increased Risk of Injury – Flip Flops can lead Flip flops can be hazardous to wear while walking on uneven or slippery surfaces. They offer minimal protection to the foot and can easily slip off, increasing the risk of falls or sprains.

3. Exposure to germs and bacteria: Open-toed shoes like flip flops can leave your feet exposed to germs, bacteria, and other microorganisms on the ground, which can cause infections or other health issues.

Overall, while flip flops can be comfortable and convenient in certain situations, it's important to be aware of the risks of wearing flip flops for long periods of time.

LR Podiatry team x



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