On this National Flip Flop Day, the main point of this blog post is to stay safe while wearing your flip-flops! It is mostly common sense, but there may be a few things that may sound new to you too so check it out.
Flip-FlopDo’s & Don’ts (from an old blog post of mine):
• Do shop for a flip-flop made of high-quality, soft leather. Leather minimizes the potential for blisters and other types of irritation.
• Do look for flip-flops that hold APMA’s Seal of Acceptance; these products are shown to allow for the most normal foot function and promote quality health.
• Do gently bend the flip-flop from end to end, ensuring it bends at the ball of the foot. Shoes of any kind should never fold in half.
• Do wear a sturdy pair of flip-flops when walking around a public pool, at the beach, in hotel rooms and in locker room areas. Walking barefoot can expose foot soles to plantar warts and athlete’s foot.
• Do ensure that your foot doesn’t hang off of the edge of the flip-flop.
• Don’t re-wear flip-flops year after year. Inspect older pairs for wear. If they show signs of severe wear, discard them.
• Don’t ignore irritation between toes, where the toe thong fits. This can lead to blisters and possible infections.
• Don’t wear flip-flops while walking long distances. Even the sturdiest flip-flops offer little in terms of shock absorption and arch support.
• Don’t 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.
• Don’t play sports in flip-flops. This practice can lead to twisting of the foot or ankle, as well as sprains and breaks.
- On This Day: National Flip Flop Day (downtownprintwear.wordpress.com)
- Reasons to Ditch Your Cheapo Flip-Flops (fitsugar.com)
- National Flip- Flop Day! (louisesattler.wordpress.com)
- Tone-Ups vs. EasyTone Flip-Flops vs. TrimTreads (fitsugar.com)
- Would You Wear: Snooki’s Flip-Flops (thegloss.com)
- Fashionable Feet-Friendly Flip-Flops For Summer (fitsugar.com)
- PHOTOS: Snooki Wants You To Wear Pickle Flip-Flops! (997now.radio.com)
- Would You Wear Snooki’s New Pickle Print Flip Flops? (styleite.com)
- Ontario county turfs flip-flop footwear (cbc.ca)
- Tips on wearing flip-flops (seattletimes.nwsource.com)