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Sandals Are Here Again – Take Care of Your Feet!

As we’ve mentioned on here before, we’re not a big fan of flip-flop style sandals. Not at all. They’re really not good for your feet, back or any other part of you.

But! We live in the South and it’s summer. Sandals are the easiest thing to throw on as you’re running out the door, and they have the added bonus of keeping your feet (relatively) cool on blazing hot days.

So, what do you do?

Well, if you really MUST wear sandals, we’d like to make the following suggestions:

Wear them in moderation! Don’t make them your go-to footwear for every occasion. Switch it up every once in a while – athletic shoes never hurt anyone!

Replace those suckers every couple of months. A pair of flip-flops should last one summer – max! You replace your running shoes, right? Do the same with your summertime shoes, too.

When it comes to flip-flops, leather is best. Leather sandals have actually been proven to cause less blisters than any other kind, and less blisters is always a good thing!

Folding flip-flops do you no favors, and sandals are NOT one-size-fits-all! Keep this in mind while shopping!

Everyone has a budget – well, maybe not everyone, but most people do. And as with all footwear, it’s worth splurging and spending a little more to get better quality sandals.

And finally – and this may seems silly – but if you’re going to wear flip-flops and expose your feet to the sun, wear sunscreen! Lather those tootsies up and take good care of them!

Here are some more feet-saving tips for all of our flip-flop loving readers!

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