According to Meghan Cleary, style commentator and author of the book 'The Perfect Fit: What Your Shoes Say about You', flip-flops send out the wrong signals in the work environment. She explained "Shoes convey the mood of a woman. Wearing flip-flops conveys the mood that you are relaxed and on vacation. Thats not a good message"

Doctors also seem to think that the damage extends beyond your career. According to Physicians at the American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons they see a link between flip-flops and the growing number of heel problems among teens and young adults. Spokesman Marybeth Crane said in a recent statement "We're seeing more heel pain than ever in patients 15 to 25 years old, a group that usually doesn't have this problem".

Why is it that everything that is so good always turns out to be so bad? Oh well, you won't see me parting with either my flip-flops or my heels any time soon, talk about suffering for fashion!

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