Thicker Bottom Sandal with Back Strap Safer Than a Flip-Flop: MD Podiatrist

A warning about your summer footwear: Foot injuries can be extremely painful. You can lose a nail, get an infection, and much more. “Flip-flops don’t provide any protection,” said  Dan Michaels, DPM. “If you’re going to an amusement park, if you’re going to take a long walk, it wouldn’t be recommended,” said Dr. Michaels. “People will slide off the side of their flip-flops.”
“People will hit their toes much more often,” he said. “Simple fatigue of having the arch handle everything on its own when nothing helps support it,” said Dr. Michaels. Dr. Michaels says a thicker bottom sandal, especially with a back strap, provides safer support.