Shoes are supposed to protect our feet from damage. That’s their basic purpose yet some shoes actually damage our feet. While it might be tempting to assume we’re just talking about pointy high-heeled shoes, the truth is that some of the most innocuous footwear does our feet damage. The sort of damage we’re talking about come from repetitive strains or through the shape our feet have to take to fit in them. Some damage is done while walking while other shoes do their worst whether you’re on the move or standing around.
Can you believe that these innocent shoes damage our feet? It’s easy to imagine that this form of floppy beachwear is harmless enough but they’re not comfortable enough, are they? You can easily damage your toes while wearing them as they offer no protection and your skin is permanently exposed. But none of those faults accounts for their presence here. The reason we’re highlighting them as poor footwear is that wearing them too much can lead to misaligned ankles and knees because flip-flops offer no support while you walk. With this footwear on. your feet will get tired more quickly than they do in other shoes and you can’t run in flip-flops.
Your feet are positioned at unnatural angles when you wear high-heels. They look great and go well with formal wear but your feet will thank you if you choose flat shoes instead as you’ll be avoiding sprains, ingrowing toenails and nerve damage. You can also develop lower back pain if you wear heels too often so the best advice is to wear shoes with heels that are less than three inches tall.
We’ve just said how bad high-heels for you but flats also cause damage. That’s because you don’t have any arch support when you wear this type of shoe. That puts pressure on the plantar fascia which results in pain developing in your knees and back. Buying orthotic inserts that fix the position of your feet correctly is a cheap and convenient way of solving this problem.