Gee! I haven't been keeping up with my newspaper readings. But this I found to be a concern because well I'm one of many who wear slippers ALL THE TIME!
Flip Flops Bad for Health? So it seems according to this New York Times article. It reports that researchers have found that wearing slippers can can result in sore feet, ankles and legs. The researchers discovered that wearing slippers will alter the way a person walks, which can cause pain in the hips and lower back:
"For the study, the researchers recruited 39 college-age men and women and asked them to wear flip-flops or athletic shoes. They then had them walk a platform that measured vertical force as their feet hit the ground. A video camera measured stride length and limb angles.
Flip-flop wearers took shorter steps and their heels hit the ground with less vertical force than when the same walkers wore athletic shoes. People wearing flip-flops also don't bring their toes up as much as the leg swings forward. That results in a larger angle to the ankle and a shorter stride length, the study showed. The reason may be that people tend to grip flip-flops with their toes".
On top of that, a biomechanics doctoral student who presented the findings said this doesn't mean slippers should never be worn — just not be worn for extended periods of time ~ like everytime and everywhere ~ while shopping, to the beach, to the office because slippers are not designed to properly support the foot and ankle during all-day wear. Shoots! This means I've gone and caused myself some major back pains for the rest of my life. On the plus side of all of this, now I can go shoe shopping!
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