After splurging S$60 on a pair of new Havaianas black flip-flops, I chanced upon this article by HerWorldPlus, stating on how they are not recommended for extensive walking.
I’ve done shopping in my flip-flops and found them the most comfortable footwear for extensive walking around town. So now, you’re telling me that they might wreck havoc on my feet? Oh no
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, flip-flops offer no arch support, heel cushioning, or shock absorption when compared with shoes. Also, exposing our feet in such footwear would result in sun damage. Honestly, I have not thought that much about it and admit that I do not slather sunscreen on my feet at all. But it’s recommended that you do so if you are wearing flip-flops.
So while flip-flops are great for the beach or swimming pools, experts recommend proper shoes when going for extensive walks and I’m pretty sure that includes shopping.
So perhaps, it time to chuck those flip-flops aside and opt for other suitable footwear the next time you are to head out for a shopping trip.