When the sun comes out so do flipflops. The perfect shoe for the summer months, ideal for the beach or sunny days. They give feet lots of space to breathe and feel super comfy. Mistakenly people believe they are a good choice of footwear and are good for feet. However, this is somewhat misguided.
Flipflops are the cause of a number of foot ailments
The main problem is that flip-flops have no arch, meaning no support for your feet. This can cause some serious pain in your knees, ankles, and the arches of your feet. If you don’t have sufficient arch support, this can lead to collapsed arches.
Flipflops also offer no heel cushioning and therefore no shock absorption. There is only a thin layer of foam between your feet and pounding the pavement.
Another problem with flipflops is that in order to keep them on your feet, you have to curl your toes, to essentially grip them on your feet. This can cause sciatica, which is pain caused by compression of the sciatic nerve; pain usually experienced in the legs and buttocks.
Ever heard of plantar fasciitis? It is heel pain caused by inflamed ligaments, often as a result of poor footwear.