Foot Pain: Here’s Why You Should Skip Cheap Flip-Flops This Summer
Why Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet!
After a long winter (and in Wisconsin, spring and fall) of wearing wool socks and clunky boots, it can be tempting to replace your entire shoe rack with flip-flops as soon as the weather turns hot. But before setting your toes free, it’s wise to consider the impact your footwear has on the health of your feet, knees, spine and pelvis.
With cheap flip-flops, the sole itself offers little support or stability, which can lead to inflammation, tendonitis, and ankle sprains. Then there’s the strap holding it to your foot: Even if you’re not aware that it’s happening, this flimsy set-up causes your foot to over-grip, potentially spurring foot cramps, bunions, and plantar fasciitis. This “grip” to keep flip-flops on curls some of the bones in your foot up and some down, putting abnormal pressure on the metatarsal and phalangeal joints. I won’t even mention the tension it causes down the front of the leg.
Foot Levelers Custom Orthotic Flip-Flops
If you must wear flip-flops, I recommend Foot Levelers custom orthotic Flip-Flops. The first of their kind, Foot Levelers custom orthotic flip flops are designed to offer the summer footwear your feet need. Foot Levelers build in their iconic, customized-to-you 3-arch support to all of their custom orthotic flip-flops to make the body healthier and happier while you’re traipsing down the boardwalk.
They also include a high-quality mid-layer that provides shock absorption on heel-strike and is softer and more comfortable than over-the-counter flip-flops. Additionally, Foot Levelers custom-fits the strap to prevent over-grip so each flip-flop feels like it’s made exclusively for your feet – because they are!
Another easy way to protect your feet is to simply mix up your footwear. It won’t be the end of the world to wear flip-flops to the beach or heels to the club, but don’t forget to pack some sneakers in your bag for when you hit the pavement!
The bottom line is, when your feet are supported correctly everything works better. In fact, a conclusive new study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation showed that Foot Levelers custom orthotics alone can reduce low back pain by an average of 34.5% – that’s even without getting adjusted!
Now buy 1 pair, get your second pair 50% off through the end of the year!
Foot Leveler’s guarantee on orthotics covers materials, workmanship, and (most importantly) your satisfaction. All orthotics are guaranteed for 1 year. Decide they’re not helping? Bring them back and we’ll refund your money, no questions asked!
Come in to Ascent Chiropractic and step aboard our state-of-the-art Foot Levelers kiosk to see if custom orthotics are right for you. In just a few seconds, our scanner will show you how well your feet are functioning. To make an appointment, call 262-345-4166 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.