Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Flip-flops have long been a summer favorite, but new research blames the fun summer shoe for a variety of foot problems.
78 percent of adults twenty–one and older have had foot problems in their lifetime.
That's according to this year's National Foot Health Assessment.
According to research, flip-flops are often the reason for foot pain.
Health leaders say it's because the shoe has no heel or structural support and it doesn't absorb shock.
Despite the health warnings, many prefer flip flops to regular shoes.
"In the summertime it's just the ease of just slipping into them and away I go. And, even my house slippers are flip flops," said Edna Pierson, wears flip-flops.
For those who insist on wearing flip–flops, health officials recommend you avoid uneven surfaces.