Popular Flip Flops

In addition to allowing the feet to breathe, flip flops may provide an overall relaxed feeling in the body.

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Flip flops are one of the most popular summer shoes available. They are simply made and are constructed of a flat sole which is connected to a Y-shaped strap that slides between the big and second toes. Their increased popularity is a result of easy wearing, and they are available in different colors. Flip flops date back as early as 4,000 years ago, and have been made from various materials as the generations evolved. They became associated with beach living in the 1960s and are worn by people from all walks of life. Additionally, they are affordable and are generally made from inexpensive materials. They are typically lightweight, comfortable, and easy to slip on and off. In addition to allowing the feet to breathe, flip flops may provide an overall relaxed feeling in the body. If you would like to know about the benefits of wearing flip-flops, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with the information you are seeking.

Flip-flops can cause a lot of problems for your feet. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact one of our podiatrists of Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Flip-Flops and Feet

Flip-flops have managed to become a summer essential for a lot of people. While the shoes may be stylish and easy to slip on and off, they can be dangerous to those who wear them too often. These shoes might protect you from fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, but they can also give you foot pain and sprained ankles if you trip while wearing them.

When Are They Okay to Wear?

Flip-flops should only be worn for very short periods of time. They can help protect your feet in places that are crawling with fungi, such as gym locker rooms. Athlete’s foot and plantar warts are two common fungi that flip-flops may help protect your feet against.

Why Are They Bad for My Feet?

These shoes do not offer any arch support, so they are not ideal for everyday use. They also do not provide shock absorption or heel cushioning which can be problematic for your feet. Additionally, you may suffer from glass cuts, puncture wounds, and stubbed toes since they offer little protection for your feet.

More Reasons Why They Are Bad for Your Feet

  • They Slow You Down
  • May Cause Blisters and Calluses
  • Expose Your Feet to Bacteria

What to do next?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Kirkland, Everett, and Renton, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.