Spring has come and summer is coming, the days of sandals and flip flops in the doorway, and our feet are breathing wide after months of being strangled in closed shoes and boots. Well, although the ventilation of the toes has many advantages, it turns out that wearing and walking in open sandals, flip flops, and summer shoes have some drawbacks. All the damages that may occur to your feet and yours, in the article in front of you.
Rough Skin: Prolonged Friction and Abrasion - This is a sure recipe for the roughness and thickening of the feet. In fact, it is a type of warts that occur mainly in the heel area and the sides of the foot, especially when walking in thin-soled sandals and flip flops, heels, and pointed shoes.
Cracked Skin: Cracks in the skin are often the result of dry, rough skin that loses its elasticity and condition due to the exposure of the feet to the sun, dust, and moisture by locking sandals and flip flops. On the other hand, the cracks may be the result of persistent pressure caused by very narrow shoes, such as “doll” or “spitz” shoes. These can also cause cracks in the toenails. The main problem is that eighty fungal infections can penetrate the skin through the same cracks.
Warts: As mentioned, coarse skin is a type of "hard" wart, but there are also soft and round warts that are created as a result of dot pressure, for example when new shoes are worn, stiff or very narrow and especially when heels are worn and the bodyweight is tilted mainly towards the front of the foot.
Sweat: In the summer we like to wear "doll", "ballerina or spitz" shoes too. Well, although they are considered summer shoes, they are actually closed and may increase sweat in your feet. Excess moisture invites a celebration of bacteria and fungi.
Scratches and Injuries: When we wear sandals or flip-flops, our feet are exposed to a lot of bruising, so we can feel pain in our feet.
How can you prevent damage to your feet?
- Nourish your feet with flexible ointment, designed to treat hard and dry skin in your feet, and contain innovative ingredients that have been proven to have skin-feeding properties.
- Soak your feet in lukewarm water and soap for at least 15 minutes after a workday at least once / twice a week.
- Avoid wearing very narrow shoes. It is recommended to choose comfortable shoes with soft soles, especially on days when you stand or walk for long periods of time.
- Flip-flops and sandals are a must in the summer, but try not to lock them for long hours. Especially when it comes to high-heeled sandals.
- Wear new shoes for short periods, and gradually.
- Change shoes often.
- At work, try to remove shoes occasionally and ventilate your feet. Or, alternatively, make thin socks from cotton.
- When you're at home, it's best to walk in open, airy slippers or stockings with thin, airy socks.