By the way, doctor: Flip-flops - how bad are they?

Flip-flops — how bad are they?

Published: August, 2009

Q. I read your article about hammertoes. Are flip-flops really that bad for your feet?

A. Flip-flops are named for the sound they make when you walk, but they could have been called ouch-umphs — the sound you'll make after wearing them all the time.

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