We all love our bright flip-flops with the fun patterns, heck I have three pairs myself. They’re cheap, easy to slip on and fun. However as a massage therapist I always see a huge increase of individuals with foot pain in the summer time and more often than not the pain is caused by flip flops. But fear not! You don’t have to throw out those bright patterns. Simply follow some guidelines when picking your footwear for the day.
When you’re going hiking, going for walks, or standing for longer periods of time, break out those sturdy sandals to prevent foot pain. The ones that don’t fold when you try and bend the soles, the ones that have thicker bands and arch support. They will have thicker soles to help with shock absorption, heal cushioning and will have some arch support to help keep your foot from falling in. Your toes won’t have to work extra hard to keep your feet in these multiband sandals.
When you're planning to laze on the beach, patio or poolside then break out those loved flip-flops! Your bright pinapple patterned flip-flops will help keep your feet from being burned on the hot sand or deck. They'll also protect your feet from athlete's foot or warts that could be on public grounds.
It’s as simple as that! Two guidelines to consider when choosing your footwear. Have a pain free, fun filled summer all!