I was given the following article in Hapwise magazine summer of 2008 – it is a periodical delivered to all HAP members. Below is the article and afterwards I will present some excellent summer choices for your feet.
Ask your child to put shoes on this summer and odds are they’ll reach for either Crocs or flip-flops. Which choice is better for your child’s feet or your feet? If you ask Edmund J. Kowalchick, D.P.M., Podiatrist, there’s no flip-flopping on the issue. “Crocs are better than flip-flops”, he says, without hesitation. “Flip-flops leave the toes exposed and feet can easily be injured. They are flat, with no arch support, which puts more strain on the tendons and muscles. The heels tend to be low, putting added strain on the calf muscles. Walking in flip-flops all day can cause tendonitis. They’re good for use in community showers to avoid infections but for day-to-day use, Crocs are preferable.
Dr. Kowalchick, whose own children spend most of the summer in Crocs, notes that they are good shoes to wear for extended lengths of time. “They have built-in arch support, the toes are enclosed and the brand-name Crocs are made out of antimicrobial material, so the feet are less likely to develop a fungal infection. They’re great to wear by the pool in the summertime, because they dry out well, and if they fall in the water, they’ll float.
At the OrthoticShop we provide both Crocs Rx Relief that have extra arch support:
and flip flops by Moszkito. The Moszkito flip-flops are not your normal flip-flops described above by the podiatrist in the article. These flip flops contain built-in arch support. Not only do they provide your feet with extraordinary comfort throughout the day, they help put your body in proper alignment.
Please click any of the images above to find out more information about our comfort crocs / arch-support sandals. The footwear will provide you with the proper foundation so you can enjoy any activity where you have to be on your feet!