Don't Let Your Flip Flops Make Your Feet Roar This Summer

Flip Flops have become one of the most popular summer shoes. In Houston, flip flops can be found year round! They are not good shoes to wear daily because they don't have the support that most people need while doing lots of walking. They make great beach and pool shoes though!

 

If you have to do a good amount of walking in them, be sure to wear flip flops that are more "healthy." The American Podiatric Medical Association has a list of flip flops that have recieved their Seal of Acceptance. Be careful not to be one of the unfortunate many who I see for flip flop related foot injuries in my Houston podiatry practice!

 

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
2 Comments
I live in New Jersey so when its not summer I have to wear shoes that cover my feet but when its summer I never take my flip flops off. If I know I have a lot of walking to do I will put sneakers on.
by mackenzie July 3, 2012 at 09:09 AM
If you check out a walking company store at the mall, they have a device that scans your foot so you can see what type of support you should have. Their sandals are a bit pricey, but have arch support to prevent you from ruining your feet while wearing them.
by Jeff June 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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