Do you like to walk barefoot? How about flip-flop
The trend is clear, everybody wants flip-flop
Probably half of the world’s population uses the flip-flop. With flip-flop-hit.com you don’t have to look too long for some pairs, get them right here for a good price and choose from all over the world.
Is it dangerous to wear flip-flop?
No matter what anyone says, where I live everybody wears flip-flop and I see no foot deformations of any kind, except, from other kinds of shoes.
When I walk through the jungle I don’t wear flip-flop.
When I climb a mountain I don’t wear flip-flop.
When I work with machines I don’t wear flip-flop.
Some human sense is not bad in every part of life, even when choosing the right shoes.
“flip flop and fly”, like the old boys said a long time ago
I wanna make this site a bit of fun, I hope you are with me.
The first known flip-flops were worn in the ancient Egypt of 4000 BC
They were made of palm tree leaves. In Japan and India, they used wood and rice straw. And the Masai in Africa made them out of rawhide.
Nowadays we use leather, rubber or strong fabrics but mainly different kinds of plastic.
The name flip-flop became a trademark brand by flip*flop GmbH in Germany in the sixties. They still produce today.
Nowadays almost every main shoe brand produces flip-flops. You can get brands from almost every country. From Gucci to Addidas, from Bata to Walmarket, everyone sells flip-flops. I am sure for every human being exists at least one pair of flip-flops, that means about 7 billion. If I can only sell half of them on my website I am fine lol.
On this website, I try to find as many suppliers as possible.
You can choose from style, brand, price or quality. I write reviews and publish other peoples reviews.
When I buy flip-flops, I try to only get ones with material straps. They are much less affecting my toes and even most of the times hold longer. The rubber straps, especially with new flip-flops are quite hard and can rub on your toes until you have a blister. When you use the ones with a nylon fabric, this should not happen.
Also, the ones with the rubber strap, are likely to lose a strap sooner than the others. It’s a matter of how they are attached to the sole. The rubber strap is originally only pushed through a hole and blocked with a knot. when the flip-flops get older the soles get softer and worn out and the strap can slip out through the hole.
The ones with material straps, are glued in between the different sheets of the sole and are less likely to slip out.
Footbed yes or no?
I prefer flip-flops with a bit hard sole. Just now I wear a cheap pair with a very soft, light foam sole. Because I wear them every day they got worn out already after a couple of months and start to look quite funny. I walked in my own footbed but this is not particularly very good.
I suggest choosing at least a sole that has some weight. It is stronger and keeps its form. Little stones and spikes are also attacking me from the floor through the sole.
A footbed I recommend for children’s flip-flop and for people with problematic feet. Flip-flops with a structured sole upside, for a foot massage, can be quite comfortable too. I like those, the walking is very different.
High heel flip-flops?
This might not be for me to decide but I don’t like them. I am against high heel shoes of all styles anyway.
What women and some men have to suffer, just to keep that picture of beauty upright. I totally feel sorry for people that have to wear high heels and when I look at their feet I think, at the end of the day, they would be happy too if this invention would have never occurred.
I read this article about injuries and health issues. I think you should know, although I think it is a little overrated.
Flip-flops do serve as a mild protection against pollution coming from floors and where ever you walk. Hot sand, spikes, and stings from insects or glass can be safely walked over. In wet zones as toilets, sauna or showers they can protect you from warts and fungi.
But the unstable and open characteristic is to be responsible for many feet and lower leg injuries. They say in 2010 only in the UK, had been 200,000 injuries. Caused by flip-flops, treated by the National Health Service, leaving a bill of around $50 million.
Long distance walks are tiresome wearing flip-flops. Aching feet and ankles, legs are the result of walking far distances with shoes without proper support.
Podiatrists do not categorically condemn flip-flops but recommend a bit stronger model with thick cushioned soles. The better strap should be rather tight to the ankle for not having to use your toes for not losing the sandal.
I think this is good information and we should think about which shoe we wear for what purpose. So once again, some common sense and you will be able to enjoy the liberated lifestyle of wearing flip-flops.
Last but not least
To look at a clean, nice looking foot is a joy to me. Uncut toenails or nasty feet I think do not belong inside a flip-flop. Try to take care of your feet and respect others how and where you present them.