Inadequate support and exposure to the elements can wreak havoc on your feet. This video discusses the damage your sandals can do to your podiatric health.
If your shoes fail to provide shock absorption, the bones of the feet bear the brunt of impact every time you take a step. Because of their thin soles, sandals typically offer little to no defense against these shock forces. The minimal skin coverage of sandals can also lead to foot problems. The skin on the feet is already drier than the skin on other areas of the body, and when it experiences continual friction from your sandals, it can increase the risk of skin damage and infection.
Let Family Foot Center in Whitestone look after your total foot health. For more information on our services, call (718) 878-4134. You can also stop by and see us in Queens to speak with a member of our podiatry staff about your foot problems.