Who doesn’t enjoy basking in the sunshine (on the one week of summer we get), but nonetheless if you’re at the beach generally people will wear flip flops, or around swimming pools.
They’re generally comfortable, are light and very convenient – especially if you’re on holiday in very hot weather.
In Australia, for example, you literally can’t go anywhere in their summer without seeing people wearing “thongs” aka flip flops.
But are we risking permanent foot damage? Experts claim we are! The main problem is the lack of support at the back of the foot towards the heel.
Dr Camilla Long works at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, and told Mail Online some of the issues she sees relating to flip-flops are shin splints, Achilles tendon issues and major pain in the back.
The experts claims that there’s a threat of an extremely painful condition called plantar fasciitis, which is where the ligament that supports your arch gets strained, causing tiny tears.
Achilles problems can also be difficult to treat, and they hurt a lot with people have to actually change the way to walk to garner some comfort.
I guess you better take out the sandals and white socks!