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Flip-flops – “dangerous” fashion

Summer is a great time for strappy sandals, open-toed shoes, summer flats and, of course, flip-flops. Flip-flops have been a fashion trend of the summer and great for the hot weather.

Although they look great, doctors have warned that they can be bad for your health. If you’re walking or standing for a long periods, or planning a stroll over rugged terrain, leave your flip-flops at home!

Its ultra-flat sole and minimalist construction leaves feet vulnerable to injury. Foot medics warn that flip-flops can lead to joint pain, shin splints, tendonitis and twisted ankles. In 2002, over 55,000 people ended up in the hospital with “flip-flop related injuries”.
Flip-flops aren’t all bad. Their design is great for the beach or by the pool.