Manolo says, here from the Corinna Zappia writing in the Village Voice, is yet another of the meddlesome celebrity podiatrists
We’d like to grimace every time we see our fellow New Yorkers taking the city’s sewer soup in thongs, if only we weren’t wearing the same flimsy shoes ourselves. They’re easy, and with the trend to bejewel every leather flip-flop in existence this summer, only the weakling rubber kind are available in all-purpose black.
However, this is far from a brilliant choice, according to Dr. Louis Galli, a podiatrist at Mt. Sinai Hospital. “If you have a break in the skin, because you’re walking and the dirt gets into your flip-flop, it can actually work its way into the skin and you can develop a virus or fungal infection,” he said. Galli, a board-certified foot-and-ankle surgeon, said he sees an increase in ankle sprains and fractures during the summer months because people are more likely to trip while wearing shoes, like flip-flops, that have no lateral support. Also, he said most women “need a little of a heel, because it brings the ground up to them. The flip-flop, the fact that it’s flat, actually causes your foot to slap down and puts more pressure on the ball of your foot.”
“Ayyyyyy! The flip-flops they are too low!” … “Ayyyyy! The wedges they are too high!” … “Ayyyy! The sky it is falling on your feet!!”
Again, the Manolo he can only say Pah! to the celebrity podiatrists.
P.S. Manolo says, many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Wayne for the link