Shoes are not just very important fashion accessories but are also important for our health as the different types we wear affects our posture and even our blood circulation. Wearing the wrong type of footwear can increase your risk of developing foot and ankle conditions and injuries. The shoes in this list cause a lot of pain when worn for long and so we advise that, if they must absolutely be worn, they should be worn within a short period and not continuously.
1. Slides and flip flops
According to some doctors, since slides are flat, they don’t give your feet any support which can lead to injuries. Walking with flip-flops for prolonged periods of time allows your foot to collapse, due to the lack of arch support, affecting your posture, which can lead to a a large amount of stress not only to the foot but to the rest of the body. Most flip-flops do not offer any arch or heel support, and with every step you are curling your toes to grip your flip-flop.
Generally, heels higher than 2 feet are some of the worst for your feet. If you do wear stilettos, doctors recommend wearing them for two to three hours and then taking them off mid-day to relax your feet. The higher the heel, the greater amount of pressure which in turn leads to issues in the bones.
3. Ballet flats
Just like slides, these flats also provides little support. Since it’s flat, there is no arch system to help absorb the pressure the feet endures every day.
Mules look like they are solid very comfortable shoes but the lack of ankle support makes them almost as bad as flip flops. When you walk in them, you have to curl your toes to make sure the shoe doesn’t fall off to the side every time you put your foot down.
Remember, for most, if not all of these shoes, the period you wear them for and the number of times you do makes all the difference.
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