Flip-Flops Not For Everyday

June 11, 2012 Updated Jun 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 11, 2012 Updated Jun 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM EDT


(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) Flip-flop season is here, but just because it's the perfect time of year for them doesn't mean you should be putting them on everywhere you go.

Foot doctors say flip-flops are fun and fashionable, but not for everyday use.

Doctors say you are better off having something that supports your feet from heel strike to toe push-off, especially if you are going on a long walk.

They say flip-flops affect the way we walk because they have a tendency to slide or slip off our feet.

Flip-flop wearers typically experience heel and arch pain if they're worn too long.

Doctors say the best place to flaunt your flip-flops is poolside or the
beach.

Dr. Brian Donley of the Cleveland Clinic says, "I wear them and my family wears them for short periods of time. Certainly at the pool or at the beach, if you want to get your shoe on and off quickly, but not ever for any extended use."

Doctors say throw away flip-flops that are worn or torn, and when
shopping for a new pair, avoid those with soles that freely bend or twist.

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