When summer time rolls around just about everyone pulls out their flip flops.
But if you wear flip flops too often you might be walking into a problem.
Orthopedic surgeon, Waqqar Kahn-Farooqi, says, "What shoe you choose can make a difference."
Experts give flip-flops a thumbs up for the poolside, but a thumbs down for foot pain.
"The flip flop doesn't provide the kind of support that a foot needs and so you'll feel that as fatigue, fatigue in the foot, fatigue in the knee, the hip, and the back because the stresses of weight baring go up."
Kahn-Farooqi specializes in foot and ankle surgeon at Rocky Mountain Orthopedics.
When it comes to flip flops he says, “The muscles are working really hard and the ligaments are working really hard to support the foot because the shoe isn't helping.”
He demonstrated on a model exactly what happens to your foot.
"Your using muscles in a way you in a way that you don't necessarily have to use at all when you’re wearing a shoe," Kahn-Farooqi said.
He says the shoe in general isn't the problem.
"It’s the use of it and the over use of it,” Kahn Farooqi said.
Experts say flip flops probably won’t hurt an average foot.
It’s people with high arches or flat feet that should take extra caution.