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Sandal season is upon us, folks!
Whether your days consist of running errands, relaxing at the park or going on long walks to get those steps in, your busy lifestyle shouldn’t include foot pain. While flip flops have always been a convenient option, their lack of support can put excessive strain on your foot, particularly on the tendon that holds up the arch of your foot known as the plantar fascia. Excessive strain on the plantar fascia can lead to plantar fasciitis, foot pain that occurs when the tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes becomes inflamed.
“After age 50, especially women, begin to lose the fat pad in the ball of the foot, diminishing the cushioning,” Dr. Nelya Lobkova told Yahoo Lifestyle. This can cause a severe impact on the knees, hips and lower back.
Instead of flip flops and flimsy slides, experts recommend comfortable, supportive footwear whenever possible. Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Polina Zaydenberg advised Yahoo Lifestyle readers “to choose slippers or shoes that have prefabricated arch support.”
Finding the right sandal for summer can seem like a daunting task, but once you find your perfect match, there’s no going back. And now during Amazon’s Big Style Sale, there’s no better time to shop fan-favourite sandals with orthopedic at amazing discounts of up to 30 per cent off.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the most supportive sandals with orthopedic features to keep your feet happy: soft uppers, contoured footbeds, sturdy rubber soles, antimicrobial footbeds, adjustable straps and more!
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