It’s great to wear open toed sandals in the summer. They allow your feet to breathe, reducing the risk of fungal infections and smelly feet. But there are a few things we need to be aware of when choosing our summer shoes.

  • Feet are more exposed so are vulnerable to irritation and injury
  • Sandals encourage dry, cracked heels and can cause blisters and callouses
  • Alternate your shoes to allow them to dry out and avoid fungal infections
  • Avoid flip flops as these can irritate between the toes, encourage cracked heels, cause slippage and give little shock absorption and support
  • Avoid ballet pumps as these encourage clawing of the toes and do not allow the ankle to flex correctly causing injuries. They also offer very little shock absorption and support
  • Look for sandals with a heel strap and good cushioning
  • Finally, flat shoes are not necessarily the best shoes for your feet as they do not give you good arch support. So, a small heel is actually better.

If you follow these tips, then you can have a pain-free and enjoyable summer.