The London Podiatry Centre recommends FitFlop sandals
Whilst sandals do not offer the support of a more conventional shoe, at this time of year, many of the Centre's patients choose to wear open-toed footwear. The use of flip-flops can result in injury, especially in patients who have tight calf muscles and who have worn high-heeled shoes throughout winter.
Whilst we would not recommend any type of sandal for prolonged walking, particularly when abnormal pronation is present, the Fitflop™ certainly affords a number of advantages over conventional flip-flops, and is often far more comfortable. This type of sandal is particularly good for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendon problems. Fitflops™ can be acquired from many retailers, including John Lewis.