Flip-flops not foot-friendly

Yes, it’s true. Nothing is sacred -- not even the lowly flip-flop.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however, that a crappy sole strapped onto your foot through the space between your toes constitutes an unhealthy piece of footwear.

A recent study showed that people wearing flip-flops alter their gait in a way that can cause damage to the plantar fascia, the thick connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot.

The last thing any of us needs is a foot injury from beachwear. A better option: sandals with heel straps.