MD Podiatrist Discusses How to Find Best Flip-Flops

For all-day wear, you want flip-flops that are on par with the most well-constructed sandals and walking shoes. “Look for ones that contain arch supports, rubber soles, and a cushioned footbed,” says Daniel Michaels, DPM. “These characteristics help support our feet and joints when walking on all types of surfaces other than sand.”
The best ones will also work seamlessly with your lifestyle and your specific needs, so you’ll need a few types for your different summer activities. And no matter what you wear them with, make sure your feet are in tip-top shape by giving yourself regular pedicures. “In addition, use a pumice stone regularly on hardened skin on the heels,” advises Dr. Michaels. “Our heels are exposed to the elements more when wearing flip-flops, so it’s essential to make sure the skin isn’t cracked open. This cracking of the skin can lead to open sores and exposes our skin to infections.”