5. Corns Can Occur

Foot Corns

Hammertoe leads to corns if you stop wearing the flip flops and decide to put on regular shoes. The friction of the shoe rubbing against your deformed and curled toes cause the corns to form.

4. Foot Ball Pain

Foot Ball Pain

When you wear normal shoes and take a step, your foot goes from heel to toe and uses the ball of the foot to roll. When you wear flip flops, you have no arch support so you step in a very flat fashion, which causes you to hit the ball of your foot with force as you step down.

After wearing flip flops, the ball of your foot can become inflamed. The condition, known as metatarsalgia, usually stops hurting once you start to wear normal shoes again with arch support.

3. Your Stride Changes

Walking In Flip Flops

The human stride is to walk from heel to toe. This occurs when you walk in normal shoes, but when you walk in flip flops your stride becomes much smaller. You take short and very pressured steps. Your stride will lack fluidity and look like you are shuffling instead of walking.

2. Flip Flops Can Lead to Car Accidents

Flip Flops Driving Car

When you drive in flip flops, you are at a much higher risk of getting into a car accident. The flip flops make it difficult to brake and your foot could slide off the pedal. You might not be able to stop the car as quickly, which leads to an accident.

1. Lack of Protection

Broken Flip Flops

A flip flop is held in place by a simple thong. If the thong breaks, then you will be left without a shoe when you might need one the most. Without a doubt, flip flops are prone to breaking any time you walk quickly.

You should always keep extra flip flops on hand so you can be prepared when one of the shoes break. You do not ever want to be left without foot protection. Also, you should never exercise in flip flops or use them for long-distance walking.

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