Flip-flops on the outs?

Sarah’s favorite footwear, the flip-flop, appears to be in some trouble. Or, better yet, Sarah may be in trouble for overwearing the darn things. A new study by the American College of Sports Medicine says that walking in flip-flops is a possible cause of aches and pains all over the body.

ABC News has a story on the flip-flop fallout. Here’s a quote from the article:

“The major shock absorption occurs back on the heel, and if the surface between the heel and the ground is not supported it does not allow the heel to absorb shock as well as it should. Which means the foot works harder than it should and people tend to develop overuse injuries such as tendonitis, or in this case, lower leg, knee, hip and back problems,” explained Dr. Rock Positano from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

What’s Sarah to do this summer? I haven’t seen her feet flip-flopless in quite some time!

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