Experts Question Flip Flops In The Workplace And Their Effect On Our Feet

Experts Question Flip-Flops In the​ Workplace And Their Effect On Our Feet.
Women are wearing flip flops in​ the​ workplace more and more,​ especially in​ these warmer months .​
U.S .​
style experts believe that flip flops could be damaging not only our feet but our careers.
There are so many new styles of​ flip flops: beaded,​ leather,​ sequins that women feel it​ is​ easy to​ get away with wearing them to​ work.
An employee of​ West Glenn Communications comments that she wears flip-flops on​ the​ days she doesn’t have important meetings with clients or​ avoids wearing them if​ she knows that someone who disapproves will be in​ the​ office.
Thousands of​ women across the​ country consider flip-flops an​ indispensable element in​ their summer wardrobe.
An Old Navy and Gap online survey showed that flip-flops were at​ the​ top of​ the​ list as​ summer work attire for high school and college students .​
More than 31 % of​ the​ women surveyed said that flip-flops were essential part for their summer work wardrobe.
Many companies feel differently.
A spokeswoman for BNP Paribas says that if​ a​ dress code says no beachwear this includes flip flops.
Style experts advise that flip-flops could be detrimental to​ a​ career .​
Younger women are the​ ones who tend to​ wear them to​ work.
Style commentator Meghan Cleary says,​ Shoes convey the​ mood of​ a​ woman .​
Wearing flip-flops conveys the​ mood that you are relaxed and on​ vacation .​
That's not a​ good message in​ the​ office,​
Doctors also have concerns about the​ effect of​ flip-flops on​ the​ feet.
Doctors at​ the​ American College of​ Foot and Ankle Surgeons say that flip-flops are connected to​ a​ rising number of​ heel problems among teens and young adults.
A representative recently said,​ We're seeing more heel pain than ever in​ patients 15 to​ 25 years old,​ a​ group that usually doesn't have this problem .​
She said that thin soled flip-flops give no arch support and can intensify abnormal biomechanics in​ foot motion .​
This will ultimately cause pain and inflammation.
Flip-flops have been around for at​ least 70 years,​ originating from traditional Japanese woven,​ and possibly wooden soled sandals in​ New Zealand.
The Y-shaped and flat soled sandal is​ known all over the​ world and to​ all social classes.
It is​ very common in​ developing countries for its affordable price and sometimes the​ only shoe used because it​ is​ easy to​ make.
The term flip-flop gets its name from the​ slapping sound the​ sandal makes when it​ hits the​ ground and the​ heel.
A few years ago the​ life of​ the​ flip flop changed completely .​
They became trendy and popular .​
All kinds of​ stores sell them in​ a​ variety of​ colors with all kinds of​ decorations .​
There is​ even a​ bridal Flip flop which is​ full of​ Swarovski crystals and sells for $140.
In June 2005 the​ Northwestern University’s champion woman’s lacrosse team wore flip-flops to​ the​ White House to​ meet the​ President .​
It was considered inappropriate attire and the​ women were criticized
Ellen Campuzano,​ president of​ the​ Committee of​ Color and Trends,​ a​ New York-based forecasting service specializing in​ footwear and accessories,​ believes that flip-flops' popularity has almost run its course.
Usually these trends come and go in​ about five years,​ she said .​
I​ think we've reached the​ peak .​
They can't be any more widespread,​ so maybe next summer something will replace them.

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