Tips for Buying Sandals

Posted: 30th April 2018

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By: Lorna Pullman

Tips for Buying Sandals

It’s great to wear open toed sandals in the summer. They allow your feet to breathe, reducing the risk of fungal infections and smelly feet. But there are a few things we need to be aware of when choosing our summer shoes.

  • Feet are more exposed so are vulnerable to irritation and injury Sandals encourage dry, cracked heels and can cause blisters and callouses
  • Alternate your shoes to allow them to dry out and avoid fungal infections
  • Avoid flip flops as these can irritate between the toes, encourage cracked heels, cause slippage and give little shock absorption and support
  • Avoid ballet pumps as these encourage clawing of the toes and do not allow the ankle to flex correctly causing injuries. They also offer very little shock absorption and support
  • Look for sandals with a heel strap and good cushioning
  • Finally, flat shoes are not necessarily the best shoes for your feet as they do not give you good arch support. So, a small heel is actually better.

If you follow these tips, then you can have a pain-free and enjoyable summer.

If you would like further advice on footwear or any other foot issues, please get in contact. I also sell orthotic flip flops and sandals by Vionic and Strive which are contoured to offer support and comfort and are still fashionable. Checkout my website, www.foothealthfirst.co.uk/footwear or Facebook page, @Foot Health First for more information.