Five Shoe Styles You Should Stop Wearing

All your shoes should have a relatively low heel with a wide base to give your foot extra stability. The shoe should be made by stretchable material. If you can remove the insole or see if there’s a removable orthotic insert already inside, then you have a shoe prepared to keep your feet supported.

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Here are a few shoes to stay away from, if you want to maintain your healthy feet:

flipflopsFlip-flops – “Flip-flops lack arch support, too thin and exposed,” says Dr. Jennifer L Flo.

Wearing these shoes can cause: inflammation, tendonitis, heel pain, strains, fractures and external injuries (e.g. stepping on a nail).

balletBallet flats – Get rid of all those bendy, formless ballet flats, immediately.

Wearing these shoes can cause: inflammation, tendonitis, heel pain, strains, stress fractures and external injuries (e.g. stepping on a nail).

flipflopsStilettos – Most people think stilettos are a great style because it can increase the appearance of their height just by wearing them. But there is a tipping point — seriously. Wearing heels shifts your weight to the balls of your feet, which puts pressure on your foot. This also creates a balance problem: It forces your knees and hips forward, hurting your back and legs.

Wearing these shoes can cause: hyperextension, ankle sprains, midfoot fractures, neuromas (benign nerve tumors), pinched nerves, bunions and hammertoes.

flipflopsWedges – These shoes have heels which puts pressure on your foot and pushes your body forward.

Wearing these shoes can cause: Hyperextension, ankle sprains, midfoot fractures, neuromas (benign nerve tumors), pinched nerves, bunions and hammertoes.

flipflopsBasic Sneakers – These sneakers do have a thicker sole than flats but they are also very flexible, lack of arch support or no ankle support.

Wearing these shoes can cause: inflammation, tendonitis, heel pain, strains and stress fractures.

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