Podiatrists Hate Spring's Biggest Shoe Trend, So Now What?

There are many spring shoe trends, we're currently fangirling over, but ever since we reported on the floss heel craze of 2019, the shoe trend has become one we're particularly excited about. I mean, what's not to love about the barely there straps and the major versatility? Well, according to The High Heel Doc, Bobby Pourziaee, DPM, of Rodeo Drive Podiatry, there's actually quite a bit to not love. We often run current shoe trends by podiatrists to get a pulse on how our foot health will be impacted by the shoes we're sporting for days on end, and much to our surprise (and dismay), he informed us that spring's biggest shoe trend—floss heels—is, in fact, bad for your feet. 

"Even though floss heels show off your feet for the world to admire, they don’t provide the best support. There is a general lack of support around the foot and ankle, which can easily lead to twisting of the ankle while walking. The lack of support can also lead to overuse injuries like tendonitis," he tells us. So now what?