Thicker Bottom Sandal with Back Strap Safer Than a Flip-Flop: MD Podiatrist

A warning about your summer footwear: Foot injuries can be extremely painful. You can lose a nail, get an infection, and much more. “Flip-flops don’t provide any protection,” said  Dan Michaels, DPM. “If you’re going to an amusement park, if you’re going to take a long walk, it wouldn’t be recommended,” said Dr. Michaels. “People will slide off the side of their flip-flops."

 

 

“People will hit their toes much more often,” he said. “Simple fatigue of having the arch handle everything on its own when nothing helps support it,” said Dr. Michaels. Dr. Michaels says a thicker bottom sandal, especially with a back strap, provides safer support.

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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