I guess my opinion on crocs will have to change. Besides thinking they are not “cool”, I felt they could not be good for my feet. They looked like those “jelly shoes” from the past , with no support for your feet. But numerous articles have praised the Crocs for their ability to decrease foot pain.”These shoes are especially light,” says Harold Glickman, DPM, former president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). “They have huge room in the toe that affords the front part of the foot lots of room, especially for people with bone deformities like bunions and hammer toe. (1)
1. Heather Hatfield. Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy? WebMD
2. Jennifer Huget (August 1, 2006) Not Such A Croc Might a Fad Shoe’s Health Claims Stand? Special to The Washington Post
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So What Should You Do?
Ask your doctor or physical therapist if Crocs might be appropriate for you. Continue to wear them if you are not having pain or symptoms, but do not overuse them.
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