The weather is warming up across much of the U.S. (it’s already hot in some areas), which means flip flops are coming out of the closets and flying off store shelves all over the country. Flip flops are the “go-to” shoe for many people when temperatures rise, and are worn everywhere with everything. The question is, are they safe?
As a wholesale flip flops distributor, we’re always interested in shoes – every type, style, and brand. If you browse the web for information on flip flops, you’ll find many people believe that while comfortable, flip flops can result in a host of issues including injuries to the feet, knees, hips, and even back. Why? For the most part, it’s due to a lack of support and the fact that people have to use their toes in a somewhat strange way to “grip” flip flops and keep them on their feet.
Some physicians believe regularly wearing flip flops can result in bone problems and even bone spurs. Heel pain can also result, along with pain in the arch of the foot. We all love our flip flops, and it isn’t likely that even knowing the dangers will keep us from wearing them on those warm spring and summer days!
So, is there a solution if you are concerned about the safety of wearing flip flops? Perhaps so. Podiatrists recommend shopping for styles and brands that provide arch support, but even then they recommend not wearing them every day, or for extended periods of time.
That said, we still can’t wait to throw on those flip flops and give our feet a little freedom!
The Jay Group Ltd. provides bulk wholesale shoes at ridiculously low prices to both domestic and international clients in need of quality footwear in the latest styles for men, women, and children. We’ve been in the business for more than 70 years, so you can trust us to give you the best deals available today! For all of your wholesale footwear needs, count on us to deliver beyond your expectations.