Why You Should Give up Your Comfy Flip-Flops
Ladies, just say no to flip-flops! Hey, I'm just looking out for you! Take it from the girl who had surgery on her foot, the "comfort" of flip flops are not worth it. Check out this list of reasons why you should kick those flip-flops to the curb right here!
So, I'm not blaming flip-flops for my surgery. Obviously, there were other factors that weighed in, like genetics, but flip-flops accelerated my need for surgery 100%! (As did heals... As ladies, we are just all-around screwed in the shoe department.) But flip-flops may be one of the worst, so get rid of them!
Lets start with the obvious. Flip-flops aren’t great for the arches of your feet, seeing as they are so flat. Did you know they can also cause permanent damage and put you at risk of some seriously nasty bacteria? Here’s why Cosmo says “hell no” to flip-flops:
- They can exacerbate bunions
Surprise! I had to have surgery to fix bunions, AND a hammer toe. Yes, ME at 28 years old. It's embarrassing and I hate talking about it, but I didn't realize how important it is to wear the right shoes. It is detrimental to your foot health. It's like wearing the right sports bra to avoid "issues" in the future...
Cosmo says it's “because your toes have to work so hard to keep flip-flops on your feet, over-gripping can aggravate people with unsightly and painful bunions.” Yes, they are painful and ugly as all get out!
Other reasons not to wear flip-flops:
- They expose your feet to bacteria, viral, and fungal infections (Athlete's foot, HPV, Staphylococcus)
- They destroy your heels - you hit the ground harder because of no protection under your foot
- They could be made of toxic materials - "Plastic straps may be made of latex, which many people are allergic to, or plastic that contains BPA, a toxin linked to various cancers."
But wait, there's more! Check out the entire list here.
So, seriously, why would anyone want to wear these things? Find something better for your feet!