August is a truly a mixed bag of experiences. Soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the last 4 weeks of summertime can be overshadowed by the realization that school is around the corner and back to school shopping really needs to get done. So before responsibility takes over and while the sunshine and blue skies are perfect for time spent by the pool or enjoying a cool drink at your favorite outdoor café, let’s take a minute to talk about the favorite shoe of summer, the flip-flop. They not only fit everyone with ease but they’re absolutely the best answer for that quick trip down the street for ice-cream. However, they do have a big, some might say huge, drawback. They make your feet hurt when worn for more than 2 minutes!! The reasons for this are obvious but most often ignored. Wearing flip-flops regularly can stretch and strain the fascia, that little sheet of tissue that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes. This strain, referred to as Plantar Fasciitis, can mean severe heel pain. The great news is that The X Brace can save your feet right along with that last, amazing month of summer. Slip on a pair of X Braces, step into those favorite flip-flops and don’t miss one day of everything August has to offer.
Have you experienced heel pain from wearing flip-flops? Tell us in the comments below.