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These Beachy Flip-Flops Are Actually Good For Your Feet

We all have a pair, or two, or three — those flimsy waterproof flip-flops you buy at the drugstore you wear just about everywhere, from the beach to the park. While they might be easy to slip into and are typically affordable, the medical community agrees they can cause foot issues due to their lack of support and underfoot cushioning.
“When you wear a flip-flop or ballet flat, you are punishing your feet,” warned Bob Schwartz, a certified pedorthist and owner of comfort shoe store Eneslow in New York. “They’re worse than going barefoot.”
But don’t think you have to give up on this seasonal favorite. There are a range of brands that have updated the silhouette for women with design features that are actually good for your feet. Look for these five design features when shopping for your next pair of flip-flops.
Anatomical Footbeds: Built-in contoured footbeds feature enhanced arch and metatarsal support, and deep heel cups to cradle the foot.
Underfoot Cushioning: Lightweight EVA and proprietary foam materials offer lightweight cushioning to help absorb impact.
New Heights: Low platform silhouettes put some extra distance between the foot and hard surfaces.
Health Benefits: Proprietary foam materials are antibacterial and anti-odor to guard against bacteria.
Water Friendly: Manmade materials take these

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