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Health Officials Put Out Warning About Crocs

They many be comfy, but they may also be bad your feet. Crocs, which started out as “boater-floaters for Jimmy Buffett types in Florida,” shouldn’t be your everyday go-to shoe according to podiatrists the Huffington Post spoke with.

While the rubber clogs offer “nice arch support,” they fail when it comes to securing your heal. That can lead to tendinitis, toe deformities, nail problems, corns and calluses and other weird foot issues. So, if you wear them every day, you’ll feet may end up looking as unattractive as Crocs do.

Chicago Podiatrist Dr. Megan Leahy says this goes for all backless shoes, including flip-flops.

The floating clogs have a flexible shank, which is the supportive piece between the heel and toe. This flexibility can lead to foot pain, according to President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Dr. Alex Kor.

“The only two types of patients that may benefit from wearing Crocs are patients that have a very high arch or those who suffer from excessive edema of their legs and ankle,” Kor told Huffington Post. “But, under no circumstances can I suggest wearing Crocs 8 to 10 hours per day.”

More than 300 million pairs of Crocs have been sold in 90 countries.

Source: Huffington Post
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