Like chronic overeating, wearing flip-flops is an island tradition we need to ditch for the duration. Slippers, thongs, flip-flops, or whatever you call them; are bad for your health. Our feet are the foundation of our bodies, and need strength, support, and balance between them and the earth below. Of course, barefoot is best; but when life limits the luxury of the naked soles, slip into some shoes that lift you up, improve your health, and perk your zest.
I love my Reef Fanning, with the bottle opener built into their soles; but realize that they have little support, get looser the longer I wear them, and eventually I walk weirdly to keep my slippers from falling off. They should be called slip-slops, as this is how I walk — slipping sloppily in the flip-flops to keep from dropping it on the pavement. I must look like some serious accident victim, walking so rigidly to keep my Reefs from falling off. Although I wear athletic trainers when working out, I decided to replace my flip-flops with running shoes for all the normal stuff.
Here is an article with another trip to help you grip the perils of flip-flops. Like chronic overeating, wearing flip-flops is an island tradition we need to ditch for the duration.