Saturday 1 October 2016

Crocs could be causing you damage

Published 20/06/2016 | 02:30

Crocs - don't wear them for 8 - 10 hours per day.
Crocs - don't wear them for 8 - 10 hours per day.

Crocs shoes have been around since 2002 and many swear by the comfort they offer, particularly in summer.

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But podiatrists now say there are only two types of patients that may benefit from wearing Crocs. These are people who have a very high arch or those who suffer from excessive fluid retention of their legs and ankles.

However, the advice is to not wear Crocs for eight to 10 hours a day. These shoes do not adequately secure the heel.

When the heel is unstable, toes tend to grip, which can lead to tendonitis, worsening of toe deformities, nail problems, corns and calluses.

The same thing can happen with flip-flops or any backless shoes as the heel is not secured. It can cause arch or heel pain.

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