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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Danger ranking: 4. "I have a lot of patients who come to me with heel pain from plantar fasciitis or heel spurs that they developed from wearing very flat sneakers that don't offer support," says Brenner.
Best for: Cruising on a bicycle built for two; chilling at a backyard barbecue
Avoid: They may look sporty, but they're not intended for walking or standing for long periods of time
Doctor's note: Don't be fooled by their relative comfort. "I work with a lot of professional women who think these are their 'safe shoes,' but they can cause a lot of problems," says Brenner.