Crocs and blisters?

  • oursirpeace

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    Jul 11, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    I got a pair of nice flipflops from Crocs store, when I wore them on my way to the gym today my feet got some red dots and blisters. They hurt... Is this normal or should I stop wearing them?
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 12, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    This is normal for any new footwear. Take a few days off, and then wear them again. Your feet will get callouses where the sandals rub on them (usually in between your toes) and then you will have no trouble wearing them for long walks, etc.
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    Jul 14, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    even your body hates crocs....
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    Jul 14, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    oursirpeace saidI got a pair of nice flipflops from Crocs store, when I wore them on my way to the gym today my feet got some red dots and blisters. They hurt... Is this normal or should I stop wearing them?

    Perhaps. Flipflops may not be a good match for your feet. Not all feet are the same. Other reasons may be:

    - Skin against a rubberized surface is not a good match, especially if the skin is prone to perspiration. These are true flipflops with a toe thong, right? That needs to be a friendly design, but some aren't. The resultant friction against these thong surfaces is what causes abrasion & blisters. Try some foot powder.

    - The size you got may be too small.

    - You may be trying to walk in them too much. They're really casual footwear, not meant for serious walking or hiking.

    In the future you might consider a leather sandal. Much the same open-air benefit but with better foot control and cushioning. I use flip-flops for the gym shower and the beach, and nothing else.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jul 14, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    It's God's gentle way of punishing those that continue, against all things sacred, to wear plastic shoes.
  • Markebri

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    Jul 14, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    Wear some socks with them icon_biggrin.gif Joking aside, your flip flops may be a size too small or you haven't broke them in it.
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    Jul 14, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidThis is normal for any new footwear. Take a few days off, and then wear them again. Your feet will get callouses where the sandals rub on them (usually in between your toes) and then you will have no trouble wearing them for long walks, etc.



    Actually according to my podiatrist, shoes should fit well and be comfortable at the time you buy them and you should not have to break them in.

    From a podiatrist's website:
    "There is no such thing as a "break-in period."

    http://lonestarpodiatrist.com/shoes.html

    Most other sites that address shoe fit seem to agree.


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    Jul 14, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    heartrobb saidFrom a podiatrist's website:
    "There is no such thing as a "break-in period."

    Apparently there's also no such thing as a podiatrist who ever wore an Army boot. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 17, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    Wilton said
    heartrobb saidFrom a podiatrist's website:
    "There is no such thing as a "break-in period."

    Apparently there's also no such thing as a podiatrist who ever wore an Army boot. icon_razz.gif


    or any leather shoes at all. And these people expect us to pay them money?