Crocs Aren't Just Hideous, They're Also Terrible for You
Yet another reason to ditch them.
BY TESS KOMAN | Jun 7, 2016 | News
Today in news that will undoubtedly crush your soul, the Huffington Post spoke with podiatrists who confirmed Crocs will kill you if you wear them long enough. OK, they're not going to kill you, but they're going to give you foot problems.
"Unfortunately Crocs are not suitable for all-day use," Chicago podiatrist Dr. Megan Leahy told the Huffington Post. Though she said they've got decent arch support, they're lacking in the heel-securing department: "When the heel is unstable, toes tend to grip which can lead to tendonitis, worsening of toe deformities, nail problems, corns, and calluses.”
President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Dr. Alex Kor said he most frequently gets complaints about arch and heel pain from patients who are primarily wearing Crocs. He, too, conceded there was some benefit to wearing them (they're good for people with particularly high arches or excessive edema), but "under no circumstances can I suggest wearing Crocs 8 to 10 hours per day," Kor said. Did you hear that? Eight to 10 hours a day in Crocs is a no-no.
It's up to you, my friend. You can sit here Googling "foot corns" and "toe deformities" or you can be the change you wish to see in the world. Make the right choice.