Not all flip flops are created equal. Here are some tips for picking a better pair:
Size Matters: One-size-fits-all flops are not your friend. Friend a pair that fit properly, without your toes or heels hanging (even a little) off the end.
The Bend Test: If you pick up a flip flop and it easily bends right down the middle, put it back. You need more support than that. It should only bend at the ball of the foot where you need it for walking.
Strap It In: A thin thong doesn’t provide much support, and leaves your foot moving all over the place. Look for a shoe with a strap across the back, or at least longer, thicker straps in the front.
Think Material: The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends a high quality, soft leather over other materials to cut blister and irritation risk.
While flip flops can be the summer style, wearing them too often can cause permanent damage to the feet and legs. With so many choices in flip flops these days it is important to know how to choose a pair that provide optimal foot structure.
JAWS podiatry: Hollywood, Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists
At JAWS podiatry in Hollywood, Florida, we know how painful and frustrating foot or ankle problems can be. We also understand that you want to resolve any such problems as quickly and as easily as possible. That is why we utilize the most advanced and non-invasive techniques to reduce pain and speed recovery, including regenerative medicine and bone marrow therapy. If you’d like to learn more about the innovative and effective treatments we provide or how we can help you with your foot and ankle issues, please contact us today at (954) 922-7333 to schedule a consultation.