Posted: Jul 20, 2012 11:19 AM
Updated: Jul 20, 2012 11:22 AM
It's finally flip flop weather and that makes me excited. Most people love to wear their flip flops because it is comfortable and cool. However, flip flops aren't good for every activity and they can be hazardous for your health.
Dr. Gary Stuart says most flip flops offer no foot support and can cause big problems. He says wear them only when you are hanging out, not for lots of walking or hiking.
Make sure your kids are wearing appropriate footwear when they are outside this summer. If they are going to be active, they need to wear sneakers, not flip flops. It is even dangerous for them to wear flip flops on playgrounds. Wearing flip flops on a playground can result in cuts, bruises, and sprained ankles.
Do you wear flip flops all summer? How do you decided when flip flops are OK or not?