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Letting your toes breathe in a pair of flip-flops is a nice feeling, but wearing the footwear can really leave you with problems. According to The Daily Mail,

Podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Christina Long tells the Daily Mail that wearing flip-flops can alter your natural stride, leaving you with shin splints, Achilles tendon problems, and lower back pain. Wearing the shoes can also result in plantar fasciitis– inflammation of the band of tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. Long adds, “Wearing flip-flops is better than going barefoot because they do provide some protection for the bottoms of your feet, but that’s about it. Flip-flops don’t offer any arch or heel support, and you have to grip them with your toes to keep them on.”

Alright now, be careful with how long and often you wear flip-flops.

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