Donning Flip Flops

Are you aware that wearing flip flops may cause risks and damages to your feet?

You should know the right kind of flip flops that won’t hurt your feet. Some short-term issues related to flip-flop use would be heel and arch pain, tendinitis, shin splints, sprains, splinters, cuts, and toe injuries. Long-term problems might be stress fractures, bunions, hammertoes, and neuromas.

Doctors and Professionals informed the public about the risk of wearing flip flops, and also gave the list of acceptable brands such as Crocs, Clarks, Born, Teva, and Birkenstock, these are for light to moderate use. For a higher end option, one of the doctors is impressed with the offerings from Tory Burch, Chanel, Prada, and Bally.

Recently, the American Podiatric Medical Association has given the Seal of Acceptance to the following sandals and flip flops brands.

Chaco, Inc.
Chaco Flips Collection (men’s and women’s Webbing and Leather; men’s Fuse and Latitude; and women’s Eclipse and Intersect)

Dansko LLC
Acadia Collection (Kari, Kelsey)
Beacon Hill Collection (Raquel, Raven, Roz, Runa)
Bellmont Collection (Bliss)
Cambridge Collection (Val, Vannesa, Vibeka, Vita)
Capri Collection (Carmen, Caroline, Colette)
Charlestown Collection (Daria, Delaney, Demmi)
Golden Gate Collection (Mallory, Mandolin, Marin, Marley, Meg)
Louvre Collection (Adele, Alize)
Next Gen Collection (Carson, Cooper, Cutter)
Sausalito Collection (Sally, Sela, Serena, Sigrid, Sissy, Solitaire, Sunny, Surraya)

FitFlop Limited
Clog (a/w 10), Clog (Gogh), Dass, Electra, Fiorella, Happy Gogh, Hyka, Hyker, Leather Boot Short, Leather Boot Tall, Medical/Professional Shoe, Mukluk Short, Mukluk Tall, Oasis, Pietra, Rebel, Riata, Rockstar, Roma, Shakoha, Strap, Suede Boot Short, Ultra Lounge, Walkstar 1, and Walkstar 3

Orthaheel (Vasyli)
Key West women’s Medical Sandal, Del Mar men’s Medical Sandal, Ryder Sandal, Tide Sandal, Seatrek women’s Sandal, Wave Orthotic Sandals (Kinetic, Kiwi, Seaside, Seaview, Solano, and South Beach)

Reebok International Ltd.
Ultra Versa II Sandal Toddler model

SOLE
Sole Platinum Sandal Sport Flip

Spenco Medical Corporation
Spenco® Total Support Performance Sandals

Wolky
Zen Collection (Serenity)

“The bottom line is wearing flip-flops is no different than wearing three-inch high heels. Be sensible. Know how to wear something and when to wear it.” – Dr. Positan

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