Thursday, June 12, 2008
"A new study shows that people take shorter strides while walking in rubber slippers to keep them from flying off, which could lead to lower leg and feet problems."
"One of its recommendations — that slippers be thrown out every three to four months —also runs counter to a Hawai'i culture accustomed to people wearing the same pair for years and even patching them with duct tape."
I read the online version of The Honolulu Advertiser once in awhile and this topic was addressed. In the article it noted that a study is being done by a graduate student in Alabama to determine if slippers, thongs or flip flops can really cause leg and foot problems. I personally don't buy it. I wore slippers every single day for 4 years while living there. When I was a dental assistant I had to wear shoes and that is when I had foot problems. I think my feet are happier either in slippers or barefoot.
And about taking shorter strides in slippers? Maybe if you don't wear them a lot and are not expert in the art of slipper wearing you might walk a little different.
I absolutley love slippers and I would wear them all year round if my toes wouldn't get frostbite!
Take the survey. I want to know what you all think about slippers!
Posted by Marilee at 12:11 PM