It's summer time and people are pulling out their sandals and flip-flops. But what kind of shoe should you choose to keep your feet healthy? Podiatrist Dr. Rami Calis says most shoe wear that goes along with a lot of summer activity tends to be less supportive so people become more prone to injuries such as heel pain. He suggests four features of shoes to prevent those aches.
1) Having something around the ankle to hold the shoe in place.
2) Having some sort of arch in the shoe if possible.
3) Thicker rubber soles to give you some shock absorption.
4) A slightly deeper heel cup to hold your heel in position.
Dr. Calis says flip-flops are okay for lounging around, but if you're walking he recommends a shoe with more support.