Just How Bad Are Sandals for Your Feet?
They're comfy, and they're easy, but they can lead to serious foot problems. Plus, we take a closer look at the rest of your favorite summer shoes.
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Brenner says these were a lifesaver when she had to stand all day during her residency. But they're not stable enough for distance walking, and a small study in Arthritis Care & Research
suggests that that they may not be a good bet if you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, as the study found that they increased the load on knees by up to 15 percent compared with flat walking shoes with flexible soles, flip-flops or going barefoot.
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"If you're going to be doing a lot of walking, your best bet, really, is a pair of stylish athletic sneakers," says Brenner.