When it comes to the summertime, many people are usually excited to get their feet into sandals. Sandals come in many different types and styles. What should concern you is the support that the sandals offer your feet or perhaps, rather, the lack of support!
The “shoedogs” of this world call it the footprint or footbed – it’s where the sole of your foot rests and how comfortable the marriage is between your foot and the sandal. As you many know, the majority of sandals and flip flops on the market are not the best for the support of your feet. It’s almost close to zero support, equal to hitting hard un-natural surfaces without any absorption. Most physicians advise against flip flops with no support or orthotic footprint. (You may have heard doctors tell women who wear heels that flip flips are even worse than heels for their feet, lower backs and spines!)
Orthotic sandals are designed with a very supportive and comfortable footbed, and are usually recommended for feet ailments such as plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain). Your feet are usually more prone to various injuries and pains when you wear sandals without orthotics, and that’s the reason why we carry the wide variety of the orthotic sandals made by Spenco, Vionic with Orthaheel Technology, SOLE, OluKai and more.
The good thing about sandals made with orthotic arch support is that they help improve your gait, and also align your feet in the right position to ensure that the ankle is always in its correct position. When you wear sandals that are not made with orthotic arch support, the feet are too parallel to the ground and this stresses the ankle, knees and back. It is not advisable to use those kinds of flat sandals for long periods of time. Feel the difference and comfort of the Orthotic Sandals we carry. One brand, Vionic, offers a 30-day money back guarantee. If you don't like the sandals, simply return them to us (we even cover return shipping) and we will refund your order.
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The reasons to wear sandals with orthotic support are many and varied. Orthotic sandals are quite a bit different from the flip flops and much better for everyday wear. Sandals with orthotics have some DEFINITE advantages over un-supported flip flops: