Just How Bad Are Sandals for Your Feet?
Best for: Getting around the office on summer Mondays through Thursdays; standing during a speech or a toast
Avoid: Rushing to catch a flight; trying to get anywhere in a hurry, really
Doctor's note: "Cork and raffia soles offer better shock absorption," says Brenner. "Wood is very rigid, which can cause your foot to overcompensate. This can lead to instability and extra pressure on the knees and hips. With wooden sandals, look for a rubberized sole that helps with shock absorption."