Tips For Wearing Flip Flops

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Tips for flip flops

There is no other footwear that is linked to summer so much as flip flops and sandals. With their vivid colors and designs, flip flops give us the sign that summer is finally here and is not going anywhere at least for a few months.

In addition, they keep your feet cool, they are easy to wear and are available in so many models that you are surely going to find a lot of different options to suit your style.

Nevertheless, wearing flip flops has its dangers, too, although in most cases, it is better to wear even a bad quality flip flop than being barefooted.

For example, if the flip flops are flat and thin without any arch support, they can make walking difficult and very uncomfortable which in turn can lead to foot as well as leg problems and even back problems.

Unsuitable flip flops can also obstruct normal blood circulation. Other problems such as blisters, foot bacterial infections, toe nail fungus as well as toe nail injuries can all appear as a result of wearing flip flops.

Wearing flip flops when walking makes it also easier for us to stumble, fall and hurt our big toe while other problems include the appearance of calluses, fatigue fractures and others.

It is also said that wearing bad quality flip flops continuously can cause permanent changes in the way we walk. For all the previous reasons, we have to avoid poor quality and very cheap flip flops or at least wear them as little as possible.

Nevertheless, if we love flip flops and can´t think our summer days without them, it is best to go for flip flops with arch support or flip flops that are good for walking.

So, let´s have a look at some other tips for wearing flip flops and keeping your feet healthy and safe.

​Don´t drive wearing flip flops

Wearing flips flops when driving can be very dangerous because it can hinder your driving. It is always safer to drive wearing closed toe shoes or generally sturdy shoes.

Also, while browsing around, I accidentally bumped into people’s online discussions about whether it is legal driving with flip flops in different states and countries, and after having a quick look at the comments, I could draw no safe conclusion about it being illegal, but something that made perfect sense to me was that if you get involved into an accident wearing flip flops, this could matter.

So, if you love wearing flip flops in the summer all the time, you might need to think it twice before wearing them to drive your car as well.

Choose your flip flops according to the activity you want to use them for

Wearing a thin plasticy flip flop to go trekking, walk around the town, stand for long hours, do the housework or some gardening and participate in athletic activities is not the best thing to do for you and your feet.

Still, if you can’t