Sandals are an open type of footwear consisting of a sole held to the wearer’s foot by straps going over the instep and sometimes around the ankle.
They are more comfortable to wear than covered shoes and can come in high heel and flat.
Usually, people wear sandals in warm climates or during warmer parts of the year in order to keep their feet cool and dry.
Sandals have many benefits, among which are that they relieve foot pain and can actually correct foot conditions. However, if you like wearing sandals all year round, it also has its side effects. In fact, regular sandals and flip flops can actually lead to foot problems and enhance foot pain.
Sandals are generally:
Accessible: Many people enjoy walking barefoot in summer, and taking the time to lace up a pair of tennis shoes can sometimes seem like a hassle. Sandals seem like a great option when rushing out the door or to take the dog for a walk because they are easily accessible.
Breathable: Sandals are the perfect shoes for letting your feet breath. Conditions such as athlete’s foot or an ingrown toenail can worsen when the foot is kept in a tight shoe.
Used for summer activities: Summer activities such as going to the beach require a shoe that is easily removable and can protect feet from the hot sand. Sandals are the easiest shoes to remove sand from because they can easily be rinsed with water and they dry quickly.