Ditch or not ditch: The dangers of flip flops

Article by Arielle Buchmann via WUSA
June 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - What is summer without flip flops? 

Flip flops are a staple when it comes to the dog days of summer -- but is the fashion worth jeopardizing our health for?

We spoke with Dr. Daniel Cuttica, a foot and ankle surgeon with The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, who practices in Falls Church, Va. He gave us some insight on summer's hottest shoe. 

The big question is: are flip flops possibly the most dangerous footwear? 

"There is definitely a lot of truth to that," Dr. Cuttica explained. 

But don't fret! Dr. Cuttica added, "everything in moderation." 

So don't go parting ways with your summer love, the flip flop just yet. Dr. Cuttica answered a few questions about our flip flop concerns.

The moral of the story is: Too much of anything is never good. You don't need to go ditching your flip flops -- but try reevaluating when or where you decide to throw them into your wardrobe mix. 

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