Forums General Flip Flops … slides … sandals.

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    • #71784
      AvatarNikola Kesler
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      After reading Deskbound and watching numerous MWoD videos, I know that traditional flip flops are one of many modern enemies of our overall mobilization and health. Does this apply to all sandals? I have never liked having something between my toes, so traditional flip flops were never my thing. I do love wearing the slides version. Will the slides have the same negative impact as flip flops?

    • #76929
      AvatarNikola Kesler
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      I tried to include a picture of the slides I am talking about, but I cann figure out how to post a picture.

    • #76930
      AvatarRyan Daliwal
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      As far as I understand, the issue with flip flops is that we have to grip with our toes to hold them on – that would hold true for a slide as well – there needs to be some sort of strap or something more around the heel/ankle to hold it in so your toes aren’t doing it.

    • #76931
      AvatarPatrick Thomas
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      Athletes Don’t Wear Flip-Flops | Episode 219
      Sanuk sidewalk surfers are an alternative

    • #76933
      AvatarTom Matchinsky
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      Slides have the same negative effects. Go to any junior high and notice the collapsed and crappy feet and altered mechanics of all the kids with slides on. 

      A great way to combat some of the foot issues is heavy kb swings while barefoot. When done properly the force generated will make you create a strong and stable foot positions.
      Travis Jewett
      MWOD Staff
    • #76935
      AvatarNikola Kesler
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      Wow. Thanks for all the quick and great feedback. I will miss my slides, but probably just until I find a comfortable alternative. Another excuse to do heavy KB swings … yeah!!!!

    • #76945
      AvatarCorrinne MacFarlane

      Hey Eric! I too love my slides due to the easiness and confortabiltiy of them. An alternative I’ve thought of (disclaimer I haven’t done it yet, but plan to) are to buy slip on vans. I find vans extremely comfortable and as Kelly has talked about before they are a good casual shoe due to the flatness of them and the absence of a raised heels. I feel the slip on slide are just as easy to put on, go with a bunch of stuff, and the best alternative for your feet. They are also around 45 a won’t break the bank. Hope this may help.

    • #76946
      AvatarNikola Kesler
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      I will check them out. Thanks.

    • #76951
      AvatarTom Matchinsky
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      Vans are the best. I have a couple pair and do everything in them except run.

      Travis
      MWOD Staff
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