My hometown doctor is wonderful. She really knows when to provide me with the reality checks that my
Reality Check -- The Flip Flop Edition
me: so, I think I have a stress fracture in my right foot.
dr: [prods my foot]
dr: that's not a stress fracture, it's probably just an over-use injury. Do you walk a lot?
me: yes. I actually walk to work a few times per week, which is like 4 miles.
dr: in what kind of shoes?
me: ohhh, it varies. Usually flip-flops if it's not freezing out.
dr: oh my God. flip flops?? NEVER walk that kind of distance in flip flops!
me: why not?!
dr: because they have no foot support. And, because you don't live in the developing world.
Apparently, though I find the reasoning suspect, flip flops are not all-terrain footwear.