Thursday, July 03, 2008

Flip-flops ‘Bad for your feet and legs’

An Auburn University study shows wearing flip-flops alters one’s stride, “which can result in problems and pain from the foot up into the hips and lower back,” according to a NY Times report.

This doesn’t mean you should toss your flips, it’s just that they’re “best worn for short periods of time.”

Isn’t that what they’re for anyhow? We at Pound360 don’t understand how people wear flips nonstop, everyday for months at a time.

In fact, we don’t understand is the whole leisure clothing thing. We see people in sweat pants, pajama pants and of course flip-flops all the flippin’ time, especially since this operation is run out of Southern California.

Look, we’re not saying people should wear suit jackets and cuff links. In fact, we don’t even tuck in our shirts. But we do wear normal pants (sometimes with holes in the knees), closed-toe shoes or boots and occasionally a button-up shirt.

Why? Seinfeld summed it up best when George showed up in a pair of sweatpants: "You know the message you're sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You're telling the world, 'I give up. I can't compete in normal society. I'm miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.'"

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.