Flip Flops: A Pain In The Sole

In my July 2012 blog post, Flip Flop Smarts: Beach Only, I wrote about the hazards of wearing flip-flops for street wear, mowing the lawn, or clearing out the basement. Typical injuries are broken toes, fractures, bruises and cuts.

Well summer’s here, and it’s flip-flop time once again. The podiatrist in this news clip says that patients come in like clockwork, at the onset of warm weather, with complaints about heel, arch and back of the heel pain.  He says that some of these problems may lead to surgery.

Flip flops, and bare sandals don’t support your feet.

Flimsy footwear puts you at risk for someone stepping on your foot,  or cause you to trip and fall on buses, subways, and sidewalks.  Flip-flops can easily fall off your feet, and cause driving, or bicycle accidents that might be fatal to you or a pedestrian.  

Stay safe.  Flip-flops are meant for the beach, not for street wear.


Podiatrist, Dr. Alan H. Green, from Newton-Wellesley Hospital, discusses foot injuries caused by wearing flip flop sandals.

Irene Pastore, Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

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