DENVER – When it comes to flip flops and high heels, which one do you think is harder on your feet?
If you said high heels, you would be wrong.
According to KDVR, when it comes to high heels versus your flip flops, heels are actually the lesser of the two evils.
Dr. Lorry Melnick said, “depending on the heel or the flip flop, I would say that flip flops are probably worst for the feet because the foot is unprotected.”
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, because flip flops provide the foot with very little support, they can cause tendinitis as well as sprained ankles.
Dr. Melnick explains, “The lack of support in a flip flop causes the arch to go down. So you have planter fasciitis and heel pain.”
If you want to continue to wear your flip flops this summer, experts say wear them for a few hours at a time, then find something else that is a little sturdier.
Doctors say regardless of which type of shoe you wear, if you notice pain along the bottom of your foot or ankle area, get it checked out right away.