I just read a story the other day in the Daily Mail about how flip-flop sandals might be hazardous. It definitely makes me re-think my summer attire just a bit. But it’s a good thing we’re moving into Fall fashions soon. Here are some pertinent grabs from the article, which you can read in full here:
“More than 200,000 people visit their GP or even end up in hospital every year after suffering falls or developing long-term problems …
But experts are warning of the dangers of prolonged use, such as the risk of shin splints and joint pains.
They say flip-flops force people to change the way they walk so that when taking a stride they put pressure on the outside of their foot, rather than their heel, causing long-term damage.
And there is also the risk of serious injury from tripping over.
Frequent complaints include twisted ankles, but some have broken their arms or wrists after falling because their flip-flops caught on uneven ground.”
What do you think? Will you be wearing flip-flops less now?