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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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2:39PM PDT on Apr 24, 2015

Great, I don´t wear flip flops at all, wore them as a child/teenie in the late 70´s and early 80´s but only when my family was at a lake, but I often see women walking in flip flops in town in summer.... Thanks for sharing!!!

3:14AM PDT on Apr 22, 2015

ty..

12:37AM PDT on Apr 18, 2015

uhhhh ?
Flip Flop,,,, not with me..... watch out if you have fungi on your feet, dont wear them

1:42PM PDT on Apr 17, 2015

I don't know how anybody gets used to that thing between their toes. Painful!

8:46AM PDT on Apr 15, 2015

I have NEVER liked flip flops and never will. Out here in the country, there's just too much that can attack your feet if you don't wear sensible boots when outside.

6:33AM PDT on Apr 15, 2015

I like flip-flops, though.

6:31AM PDT on Apr 15, 2015

The record was broken by the guy who wore flip-flops while riding a motorbike and the skin got ripped off his foot.

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 :)

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