Dr. Hirt Comments on a New Shoe Trend

FlatformShoesThe flatform shoe (half flat and half platform) is a trendy shoe this summer, but while you may find the shoe attractive, it should be avoided. The reason to avoid flatform shoes is not their looks, but their functionality. “The biggest issue with this shoe is stability” says Dr. Hirt, “the foot is not allowed to adapt to the irregular terrain you may be walking on, putting you at a high risk of rolling your ankle even on a flat surface.” Rolling your ankle in this way can cause a sprain, torn ligaments, or even a broken ankle. So while these shoes may be “cute”, the cast they may put you in certainly isn’t!