flip flops
Flip-flops are often on the feet of many people during the summertime due to its open foot design. However, wearing flip flops is not wise especially if you’re behind the wheel. Experts say that driving while wearing flip-flops can increase the likelihood of getting into car crashes.

Insurers and road safety experts say that flip-flops can get caught underneath the pedals, which can interfere with braking ability. Wearing flip-flops may also cause a delay the driver in stepping on the brakes in order to apply enough pressure to achieve a complete stop.

Flip flops are generally ill-advised for your feet. If your foot or ankle is injured, see podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti, DPM of Hamilton Square. Dr. Ricketti will treat your podiatric needs.

Flip-Flops and Feet
When the weather starts warming up, people enjoy wearing flip-flops.  Flip-flops are comfortable, stylish, and easy to slip on and off, perfect for any summer beach goer.  However, these shoes can cause harm to the feet.

How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?

  • Ankle problems
  • Hip problems
  • Lower back problems
  • Pain in the balls of the feet
  • Problems with foot arches
  • Changes in the way you walk

Are there injuries associated with flip-flops?
Yes.  Since flip-flops are relatively weak and do not provide the same amount of support as sneakers, people who wear flip-flops are more susceptible to injuries. On top of that, the open nature of the shoe makes your feet more prone to other problems, such as cuts and even infections.  Common injuries and ailments include:

  • Sprained ankles
  • Blisters
  • Infections
  • Cuts and Scrapes

I like wearing flip-flops, are there safe alternatives?
When buying flip-flops, try to find ones that have sturdy soles and are made of high quality materials that will support for your feet. 

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