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10 Things to Know About Flip-Flops (Video)

5 Flip-flop Doníts:

1. Donít re-wear flip-flops year after year. Inspect older pairs for wear. If they show signs of severe wear, discard them.

2. Donít ignore irritation between toes, where the toe thong fits. This can lead to blisters and possible infections.

3. Donít wear flip-flops while walking long distances. Even the sturdiest flip-flops offer little in terms of shock absorption and arch support.

4. Donít do yard work while wearing flip-flops. Always wear a shoe that fully protects feet when doing outside activities such as mowing the lawn or using a weed-eater.

5. Donít play sports in flip-flops. This practice can lead to twisting of the foot or ankle, as well as sprains and breaks.

Source: American Podiatric Medical Association

Image: istockphoto.com

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5:00AM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Life simple wisdom that makes the difference

8:24PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

Thanks for sharing

6:14AM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

Thank you :)

5:47AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Interesting! Thanks so much.

2:57AM PDT on May 15, 2014

Thank you :)

8:11PM PDT on May 28, 2013

Thank you.

6:45AM PDT on May 28, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:47AM PDT on May 28, 2013

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11:00AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Had a pair to match every outfit I had and always looked great. Then one day I got out of bed and could no longer walk caused from plantar fascitis. All my flipflops went in the recycling bin and only scoot around in a supportive pair at the beach, pool or on the patio. If you live long enough, wear cheap flipflops with no arch support, you will see what I mean and I mean not pretty when you feel like you'll be hobbling the rest of your days.

9:55PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Thanks for the info!

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