The summer season is here and with it comes warmer temperatures, humidity, and of course, the siren song of the beach. If you’re like us, you can’t wait to dig your toes into the sand and stretch out in hammocks under the sun.
Unfortunately, the summer sun can be brutal on skin, so it’s important to take precautions to protect your complexion. Fortunately, there’s no need to give up your favorite beach attire to stay cool. You can have both — a great tan and radiant skin — by swapping your sneakers for a pair of light-as-air flats. Here are some great reasons to do just that.
Flipflops Have A Lighter Feel Than Regular Shoes
Not only will flip-flops protect your skin from the sun, they’ll also help keep you cool during the summer heat. If you’re looking to ward off the heat, a pair of sandals or even a pair of aviators can do the trick. If you really want to make a fashion statement, though, go with a pair of flippy sandals. They’re so light, you’ll forget you’re wearing them. If you’re looking for something more fitted to wear to work, you can also use them as a lunch or travel bag if you’re packing them in a bag.
If you love the feel of flip-flops but want to stay protected, you can also wear flip-flops during the summer. Unfortunately, not all flip-flops are created equal when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. The most important factor when choosing the right pair is the thickness of the sole. Thicker soles are made to protect skin from damage, while thinner ones are not thick enough. Walk away from the beach with a pair of havaianas slippers and your skin will be safe from damage.
You Can Wear FlipflopsTo The Beach Too
If you love being in the water, but don’t want to compromise on protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, you can venture into the ocean with flip-flops. Just keep in mind that the water can damage the fabric of your sandals, and that you can’t dive into the ocean with them. It’s best to keep them on land until you’re ready to venture into the water. You can also take your flip-flops into the shower with you if needed. They’re a lot lighter and more comfortable to walk in than regular shower shoes.
The Extra Cushioning In Flipflops Protects Your Feet From Blisters
One of the most frustrating parts of summer is the risk of blisters. Blisters can happen when your feet get wet and the friction of the ground against them causes blisters. The most painful types of blisters are those caused by friction. Luckily, your flip-flops have a layer of cushion and padding to protect them from friction, so your feet won’t be subjected to the pain of blisters.
Flip-Flops Are A Lot Easier To Walk Around In Than Sneaks
When you’re on foot for a long period of time, wearing sneakers can cause two issues: They increase the risk of injury, and they wear out your feet faster. Sneakers are heavy on your feet because they’re made to protect your legs, so they’re not easy to walk in. Flip-flops are lighter and easier on your feet, so they’re a better choice for long periods of walking.
You Can Easily Slip On And Off Your Flipflops
One of the most important factors when choosing the perfect pair of summer shoes is how easy they are to slip on and off. With flip-flops, you’re simply sliding your foot inside and out. Sneakers, on the other hand, often come with laces that can be a pain to untie and pull out.