Flip Flops 101: Potential Danger of Summer Footwear
(NEW YORK) -- By now, most women have heard that wearing stiletto heels are not great for our feet, legs or back. But if you think it’s safer to go with flats -- perhaps a natural-feeling flip-flop -- think again. Podiatrists’ offices are seeing women with foot pain caused by a summer season spent in slides, also known as flip-flops. Research from Auburn University has shown that wearing flip-flops for excessive amounts of time can cause temporary or even long-term damage to the musculoskeletal system.