- Stress fractures of the metatarsals
- Plantar fasciitis
Bottom line is that the basic model of flip flops create many downstream problems in your lower body. There are alternative types of shoes available, ranging from minimalist shoes, to sandals that don't require you to alter your gait and foot movement. But if you must wear flip flops, slowly transition into wearing them as the weather warms up, because going from zero to lots of time on your feet in them could have disastrous effects. As athletes, I like to think that we try to ensure we take all precautions to stay away from injuries. This is a perfect example of one such way.