It’s no surprise that summertime is many people’s favorite season.
With the ever-growing heat and sun exposure, our clothes get a little shorter and looser and our feet start to feel a little caged in by our socks and shoes.
Slipping on some flip-flops is one of the most pleasant and liberating wardrobe changes that comes with the change in season.
BUT, AS IT TURNS OUT, FLIP-FLOPS ARE NOT GOOD FOR YOUR FEET AND ANKLES.
According to the researches at Auburn University it was shown how much comfortable it is on our feet while we are wearing flip-flops.They have found that sneakers are closed and are providing sole instead of flip-flops which are not supporting whatsoever.Another studies on this University have shown that people who were wearing flip-flops regularly had a shorter stride and their ankles stood at an awkward angle.
Flip-flops are also made from foam-like materials which has the possibility to become slick when damp.That is why the flip-flops are not so secure for wearing.
During the summer when it is too hot our feet starts to sweat and due to that our foot slide on the sole and the thong that goes between the toes will rub against them and the tops and sides of our feet,causing blisters.Blisters can be very unpleasant and bad looking.
With the foot sliding around with no support, you are more likely to roll your feet and twist your ankles. Due to changes in gait and the unnatural angles forced onto your feet and ankles as you walk, flip-flops can strain the tendons in your ankles and muscles in your shins.
Because there is no side support and the pinky toes are exposed, often hanging a little off the edge, the little guys are prone to being bumped and stubbed, sometimes even dislocated. There’s nothing to be done for a broken toe but to wait for it to heal so it’s best to protect them in the first place.
If you often wear flip-flops and find your feet and legs are sore, the best thing to do is to get rid of the sandals and regularly stretch your feet.
This is what it’s about:
Flip-flops make you clumsy
The University of Auburn tested people who are wearing sneakers and others who are wearing flip-flops and the results showed that the flip-flop group walked slower and were clumsier than the other group.
Flip-Flops can damage your heels and toes
I can ensure you about this one. My story is written all over this evidence. Wearing the flops puts enormous pressure on your heels. Regularly wearing them will result in pain in the heels and toes.
Flip-flops can get your blisters
It’s the most common side effect of wearing flip-flops. They can further attack your health.
Flip-flops can change your body and cause pain
Flip-flops are not designed to hold the body stable and the pain you start to feel and the blisters can modify the way you walk, meaning that your body is getting used to that position. If you wear them for 3-5 months your spine, hips, and knees can be affected.
They expose your feet to bacteria, viral, and fungal infections.
Any time your feet get particularly filthy (i.e., any time you wear your flip-flops in public), they’re likely covered in some nasty things likes Staphylococcus, a bacteria that can irritate the skin on your foot in the best case or lead to amputation in the worst-case scenarios. (It depends on whether you have open wounds, like microwounds from exfoliation during a recent pedicure, or actual cuts, and your state of health when you pick up the bacteria.)
Athlete’s foot, an itchy fungal infection that’s highly contagious, is spread by contact with something that’s contaminated. When you wander around nearly barefoot, you’re screwed if this fungus crosses your path. And the same goes for the virus that causes warts, human papillomavirus (HPV).
Better yet, walk barefoot when you can.
If you want to protect your feet then it is better to walk barefoot on natural surfaces such as sand or grass and you wont get hurt.By walking shoeless you will strengthen your feet and ankles.Beside this,if you walk barefoot you will improve blood circulation in your feet and you can easily move.
As you begin to spend more time barefoot, your natural gait will emerge, (unimpeded by footwear) and the muscles of your back and abdomen will tone and strengthen.
Additionally, you are much less prone to slouching if you’re barefoot. Most shoes and sandals hold the feet in an unnatural position that your body attempts to correct by changing your posture.