Flip flops for 2022 according to Men’s Health magazine and some thoughts from Dr. C.

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[caption id="attachment_9500" align="alignright" width="374"] Powerstep Fusion Sandal[/caption] The right flip flop can help you avoid lower back pain as well as an off-the-shelf foot orthotic can. Men's Health just published their list of what they recommend.   Some of the ones I regularly suggest are on this list but Powerstep is not only a great sandal with the same footbed as their orthotics, but our office can get them for you in any color or size. If you have flat feet, too much arch may be uncomfortable and painful.   The same goes for wide feet which will not feel comfortable in a narrow or tightly fitting sandal. Not sure which one is a good fit for you, ask us.   If you love your power step orthotic inserts, you will love their sandals which are under $65 for their thongs or sliders. If you wore your old sandals the entire summer, be sure to replace them this year. Check out the article from Men's Health below

The Best Men's Flip Flops With Arch Support, According to a Podiatrist

Your flop era never felt so good.

BY CHRISTIAN GOLLAYAN MAR 23, 2022 A flip flop is by definition a sandal with little arch support. Featuring a thin, floppy sole with a Y-shape strap that attaches to our feet, men's flip flops are mostly used for quick beach trips, in-and-out errands, or at-home lounging. Typically, it's the pair of rubber thong slippers we'd find in a drugstore clearance bin. In other words, men's flip flops aren't made for long distance slogs. "Flip flops encourage your toes to scrunch up or, medically speaking, your flexor tendons to contract," says New York City-based podiatrist Daniel Geller, D.P.M. "Because the toes are grabbing while the heel is lifting, there is a disproportionate amount of stress on your plantar fascia which can contribute to plantar fasciitis [extreme heel pain]." Walking for miles in thin soled flip flops can lead to even more foot problems like hammertoe deformity. The key to wearing flip-flops for extended periods is finding a pair with arch support. Read more