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Is it okay to exercise in sandals instead of sneakers?

Is it okay to exercise in sandals instead of sneakers?

Yes: The important thing is that you're exercising. Sneakers may help some folks' feet withstand impact better; if you find this not to be necessary, wear whatever seems right. One can't think that the roman legions were much the worse for sandals rather than gym shoes. ...Read more

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How much of health hazard to daily shower at a gym that is rarely cleaned? Even if you were wearing sandals? In terms of diseases you can pick up?

How much of health hazard to daily shower at a gym that is rarely cleaned? Even if you were wearing sandals? In terms of diseases you can pick up?

Rare hazards: We worry about fungal infections of the foot when showering barefoot at public showers and walking barefoot through a locker room. Staph. Infections would be a concern if sharing towels, razors, other equipment. Your risk should be very low if wearing shower shoes and only using your own equipment/toiletries. ...Read more

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What sandals are the best if I have a neuroma?

What sandals are the best if I have a neuroma?

Sandals : Try and get a sandal that has a " cookie " or metatarsal pad that will splay the metatarsals wider and take pressure off the neuroma . A cookie looks like a " bump " on the surface. ...Read more

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When weighing yourself as an adult how many lbs do you take off for sandals.

When weighing yourself as an adult how many lbs do  you take off for sandals.

Weigh without sandal: Just take your sandals off before you step on the scales to get a more accurate weight. ...Read more

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I want to wear sandals but I have fallen arches any suggestions?

I want to wear sandals but I have fallen arches any suggestions?

Yes: There are a variety of sandal manufacturers that produce sandals with arch support. Most of the good running stores will carry some. Some examples are: keen, birkenstock, fit flops, naots, think, mephisto, finn comfort and chaco. There are many others that can provide you some extra support. See what works best for you. Dr l. ...Read more

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Do people ever get plantar warts from someones sandal?

Do people ever get plantar warts from someones sandal?

Possible: The wart virus is common to the skin area. When you get a break in the skin the virus can penetrated into the epidermal layers and develop into a painful verruca-wart. ...Read more

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Is it better to wear shoes or sandals if I have diabetes?

Is it better to wear shoes or sandals if I have diabetes?

Shoes: For people with diabetes, their feet need all the protection they can get! shoes that fully cover the tops of the feet help protect against injuries from bumping into things or dropping things on them. Since people with diabetes have trouble healing from these minor injuries and are more likely to get infections, wearing shoes and preventing injury may help prevent amputations. ...Read more

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