When you think of comfortable shoes, you probably think of flip-flops—but the truth is, these summer favorites aren’t actually the best choice for health and overall comfort.
If you’ve ever wondered why your back or legs hurt after a day of wearing flip flops, it probably wasn’t that walk on the beach that made you sore—it’s your flip flops! While these shoes are lightweight and soft, they offer no arch support or lift, which can cause strain on ankles, knees and hips. Floppy straps mean your toes are trying to keep a grip all day long, which puts stress on your feet and legs. Worst of all we’ve all had cheap flip-flop straps break at the wrong moment—which could mean a sprained ankle or worse.
If you don’t want to give up your flip flops, but want to give up the pain and discomfort, it’s time for Okabashi‘s “Healing Footbed” flip flops. Arch support, heel cups, and toe grips promote proper alignment and weight distribution, which eliminates strain on your joints.
Okabashi is the only shoe endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association—not only for promoting healthy alignment, but for durability, flexibility, and safety features like slip-resistant soles.Straps are guaranteed not to break, and the sole is extremely durable and long-lasting. All Okabashi flip flops are also made of Microplast, which repels water and keeps shoes stain free. Okabashi are also available in lightweight rubber clogs and sandals and in a wide range of great colors and amazing styles!