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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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2:57AM 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!

11:53PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Well foot doctors in dallas tx recommends people to wear these.

12:20PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Flip-Flops are like old friends --!!

Thanks,
-Holly

11:51AM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

I love flip flops.

10:47PM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Hate filp flopsThe little bit between my toes got very sore, took weeks to get better.

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