Flip flops are a modern type of flip flops or beach sandals that are popular with both women and men. The often colorful flip-flops with the famous thong are worn in summer or vacation as a normal recreational sandals.
Classification of the category Flip Flops
The term “flip-flops” is actually the name given to a specific footwear manufacturer for his plastic toe-toe shoes. However, this term has since established itself as a name for all shoes that are built on a similar principle. Similar to the term “tempo” for paper handkerchiefs, the term “flip flop” has been used in colloquial language.
Material and hazards
Most flip flops are made of plastic. Since this raw material is very hard, it has to be treated with plasticizers. This makes the shoes soft and pliable, but these softeners are not without controversy if they are suspected of being responsible for cancer and infertility.
The sweat of the wearer can cause the softeners to dissolve out of the plastic and get into the body through the skin. Also from the orthopedic point of view, flip flops are a questionable footwear. They offer no support to the foot and can thus lead to serious injuries in everyday life, for example when the wearer stumbles or has to run fast.
And also the plastic material is treacherous for the foot, because the low breathability promotes the development of athlete’s foot.
Avoid health problems
Therefore, flip flops should be considered more as a fashion accessory. To avoid serious damage to the health of the feet, they should never be worn for longer than sole footwear. Since the low attenuation joints such as the knee and the hip can be seriously damaged, the daily wearing time should not exceed two hours.