In his television show, Dr. Oz said that flat shoes are one of the worst shoes for women's feet. He explained they can pose bad effects on your foot health. Regular use of flat shoes result to fallen arches. Feet with fallen arches are characterized by the extreme flattening of the sole. Extreme pain felt in the sole is the chief symptom of fallen arches. Such pain can result to an inflammatory condition called plantar fascistic. It is caused by the prolonged wearing of flat shoes. It can be cured through continuous medication and surgery. Another foot health risk women can get from wearing flat shoes is stubbing. Stubbing can lead to swollen toes and infection afterwards.
You need not despair if you can't give up your flat shoes. Learn to wear them with caution. For example, don't wear them if you will be visiting a construction site or a camping site. Flats are best worn when you're working on flat and even surfaces. It is comfortable and safe to wear them when you're strolling with the kids in a mall. There are flats which are designed with metal toe caps. If it won't hurt your fashion taste, choose them over flats withe no caps because they can protect your toes from stubble.