Friday, May 20, 2016

Are flip-flops bad for your feet?

Walking barefoot around the house  is one of the best feelings in the world. The next best thing—flip-flops.  The minute the temperature rises, out they come. But while they might be more fun than sneakers, flip-flops actually have a variety of negative side effects on your feet.

Without a protective layer, your feet are more likely to pick up bacteria.
-           How to prevent bacteria:
Be sure to rinse your flip-flops frequently, allowing them to dry completely before wearing again. Also, be sure to wash your feet and between your toes to get rid  of  bacteria picked up during the day.

Ever get that uncomfortable blister between your toes from flip-flop straps? Ouch!
-           How to prevent blisters:
Make sure your flip-flops are the correct size; too big or too small can cause irritated areas, leading to blistering..

Most flip-flops fail to provide sufficient support for the sole of your foot.
-           How to prevent sore soles:

Look for flip-flops with cushioned, arched soles, avoiding the “flat” variety. You will spare yourself foot, leg and back pain in the long run!

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