In order to relax and maintain indoor hygiene, many people come home from the outside and immediately throw off their leather shoes for a whole day and put on a pair of loose and comfortable simple flip flops
. However, for those who are already 70 or 80 years old, loose flip flops are likely to lead to some accidents.
The reason lies in the special design of flip flops. Doctors in geriatric hospitals believe that flip flops are loose and the soles are generally longer than the soles of the feet. It is difficult for the elderly to wear them as firmly and heels as shoes tied to their feet. In addition, flip flops are mostly flat-soled, flat-heeled, so when wearing flip flops, the sole of the foot must be firmly attached to the sole, in order to walk normally. Moreover, flat shoes increase the pressure on the foot, which will affect blood circulation, or make the foot fatigue due to nervous tension. If there is long-term pressure and friction, it is also easy to cause skin damage, especially in some people with diabetes. It is difficult to heal after skin damage.
In order to disperse sole pressure, it is better to choose flip flops with heels of 2-3 cm, or simply wear cloth shoes with a little heel, because padded heels can reduce arch pressure and play a protective role.
Old people should not be too loose or too tight when choosing flip flops. The length should be just plugged in, not too long. The sole material should also be considered. Plastic and ground friction is small, easy to slip, so the best choice is cloth bottom.
It should be noted that for some obese or hypertensive elderly, the best choice is a pair of cloth shoes.