Doctors Warn Against All The Dangers Associated With Wearing Flip-Flops

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Chances are you have them at home, and they’re sitting in your closet — or you may even be wearing them now.

All of your friends have them. You see them everywhere on a daily basis. The summer staple never goes out of style — but could you have guessed that they could be extremely harmful to your health?

The seemingly innocent shoes we call flip-flops are designed to be light, but not for practicality.

But now, doctors are telling us exactly why these shoes are not meant to be worn for long periods of time, and how they can prove to be dangerous to our health.

Who would’ve thought, right?

Flip-flops, by nature, are loose on the foot, allowing accidents to occur to both adults and especially children, who tend to be more active. We can trip and fall in various situations, so it’s important to watch your footing when climbing or descending stairs.

Flip-flops can cause all kinds of injuries like strains and sprains, which would dampen your spirits for the summer.

But that’s not all: Over time, the shoes can also damage the rest of your body. You may experience heel pain, pain in the foot arch, tendinitis, stress fractures, and shin splits.

I had no idea that my flip-flops were to blame for all kinds of pain in my body — I’ll definitely stop wearing them as much now, even in the summer!

Please SHARE if you think flip-flops could be the culprit behind the pain in your body, too!

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