Keep Flip-Flops From “Going Wild” This Season

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Avoid a dreaded “flip-flop fiasco” to keep feet healthy and happy this summer, says The American Podiatric Medical Association

Flip-flops, and sandals, and “slippers,” oh my! Summer is officially here and it’s that time of year again: with warm weather comes an increase in tendinitis, stress fractures, and other injuries that can be attributed to America’s favorite summer footwear. Whatever you choose to call them, flip flops are now back on the feet of everyone you know—but keeping feet healthy and happy means keeping your favorite pair of flip flops from “going wild” this season!

How can you stop flip-flops from becoming a health hazard? And how much do people really know about what makes a flip-flop or sandal “healthy?” To find out, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) paid a visit to Washington DC’s National Zoo, to get the scoop on what people think makes up a foot-friendly flip flop.

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Looking for more? View a complete list of flip-flops with APMA’s Seal of Acceptance, and check out APMA’s must-know tips to avoid a “flip-flop fiasco.

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The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nation's leading professional organization for today’s podiatrists. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are qualified by their education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of more than 12,000 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. For more information, visit        

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