Are Slip-Ons Reliable?

Slip-ons have been our go-to footwear, not only because it is too comfy but because it makes us feel so at home. Most of the time we’re so eager to turn on our slip-ons since we’re running all over the place at work with not-so-comfortable shoes. Even my dearest granny loves it, she always tells me that it is so soft on the feet and ankles. She always tells me, “I feel like there’s a lot of needles pinching my foot even when I’m just walking. It really hurts and I need something soft and cushiony to protect my feet. My slip-ons are everything to me, they’re like my best friend now”. Those words etched into my heart and have changed my perspective so much.

As an Occupational Therapist, nothing will mean more to me than giving a better life to my patients. How much more if you’re caring for those who are so close to your heart and mean the world to you. From then on, I promised myself that I would do everything in my power to help her out. As time passed by, I started to notice most of the elderly I know wearing slip-ons even if it’s so cold. I realized that they would bear the burden of a freezing temperature rather than to deal with the pain of uncomfy footwear.

What does Science say? According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, one in three people over the age of 65 sustains a fall yearly. They said that every 14 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Also, every 29 minutes an older adult dies from a fall-related injury.

Regarding the financial impact of falls on the patients, as the general population ages, so too will the financial impact of falls on our society. In the past few years, fall-related medical costs totaled $23 million (CDC). With the Coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on our healthcare system, we can’t afford these horrendous statistics. How can we if we should prioritize what’s more pressing? It’s also the reason why we keep on reminding everyone to stay safe and to stay out of the hospital, hence the reason for the campaign. “Proper footwear can help improve balance, especially in older people who may struggle with mobility and balance issues,” said Dr. Matthew Garoufalis, a podiatrist and president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

How can we not heed the advice of healthcare professionals? It’s simply the reason why reducing or eliminating falls is important to prevent injury. Not only that it can take away if not wash out completely the ill effects of a bad fall such as depression, fear of movement, and isolation, it can also eliminate the possibility of being hospitalized which can cause you skyrocketing fees for confinement.

I’ve seen mostly injured patients having a hard time recuperating due to the trauma of the accident. The fear can play in your head. Almost all of my patients struggle mentally in the wake of the accident. They usually vividly recall in their head what happened. You need to be patient to help them out. One way you can do that is to do the best thing you can to help them. Say, for example, give them the tools they need to easily recover. One of those is the all-time reliable comfortable footwear. Most of the time, they ask for slip-ons. It’s hard not to give them what they want but giving them that makes them more prone to trips, slips, and even falls.

What is the best solution? Having said all that, the best solution that I highly recommend is an adaptive shoe. You must be scratching your head and asking why that is so. Why should I invest in a pair of shoes when I can rely on a classy slip-on? At the top of your head, you can easily say hey, I’m better off with my old- reliable slip-ons. Some would probably say that any kind of shoe can work. I’m telling you that the elderly, or those people who are dealing with injuries, and those who are physically challenged; badly need footwear that can support their ankles. They need the right amount of cushioning to make it easy for them even to move. These people have movement constraints and balance issues. Good footwear is paramount and of great importance.

The great news is Friendly Shoes can be your ultimate savior. If you are asking the reason why it is, it’s because of an easy-access feature to accommodate the elderly and those who have ankle and foot braces. It is something that we think will help change these people’s lives for the better. They have been suffering for so long because of the wrong footwear. Why should we prolong their agony? What makes the shoes good and friendly are its components. It’s well thought out and the impact can be tremendous. It has a FRIENDLY ZIPPER which is a fashionable pull tab facilitating access to everyone. Not only that, but it also has a BEVELED HEEL which can give heel strike optimization. If you need something so comforting, it has a CLOUD CUSHION MIDSOLE. It can optimize your balance during daily walking tasks. Not to mention that it has an ANTI SLIP RUBBER OUTSOLE which is blended for a mix of Friendly balance and traction. Plus, it has a BREATHE EASY INNER LINING. Its purpose is for friction reduction to prevent callus formation. Imagine how this kind of technology can prevent any incidents of slips, trips, and falls.

We care for you. In my years of experience in the healthcare profession, I’ve seen a lot of accidents. If we don’t really care, we could have gone with our own lives and maybe just come up with any type of shoes. It’s so easy to come up with something stylish, cool footwear, something that any shoe aficionado will rave about. But what matters to us is to make a huge difference in anybody’s life. Friendly is a shoe that can make a difference in your loved ones’ way of living. Giving them a pair can be life-changing as you can make things easier for them. Why should you opt for something trendy, if you can get something that can lead your life for the better right? That’s the reason why the world is changing its outlook. We have opted for something that can be healthy for us, something sustainable. Should you try this out, I guarantee you, you will never go back.

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