Somehow, Crocs shoes have managed to stick around over the years. Although they aren’t the most fashionable footwear choice, you have at least one friend who owns a pair. Maybe you even wear them yourself (we won’t judge). With over 300 million pairs of the floating clogs sold in the last 15 years, you’d think that there probably isn’t anything wrong with rocking those Crocs when you’re just running your Saturday errands or taking your pooch out for a late night walk. Podiatrists, however, are speaking out about the go-to footwear of chefs and toddlers alike… and what they’re saying isn’t very good.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, podiatrists warned that the biggest problem with Crocs is the one thing so many people love — the soft, flexible footbed. Apparently, this oh-so-comfy feature can cause damage to the foot, heel and legs over time. The shoe’s total lack of heel support can also cause wearers to use their toes more to stabilize, which can cause a whole host of issues.
Though one of the docs interviewed said that some patients may benefit from wearing Crocs, for most of us, these shoes are not for everyday use. So next time you decide to slip into your fave foamy kicks, remember to keep them on for only a short spurt.
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