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Old Oct 21st 2012, 9:24 am
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Hi all,

I've just moved to Dubai and have issues to adjust to the weather conditions here. I am tired of wearing flat flip flops every day because I know they are bad for my back and posture. But what else can I wear that is light, casual and healthy? But that doesn't look like grannies shoes
Looking forward to receive your recommendations.
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Old Oct 21st 2012, 9:38 am
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Hi all,
I've just moved to Dubai and have issues to adjust to the weather conditions here. I am tired of wearing flat flip flops every day because I know they are bad for my back and posture. But what else can I wear that is light, casual and healthy? But that doesn't look like grannies shoes
Looking forward to receive your recommendations.
If you know they are bad for your back and posture then why are you wearing them? I have been out here 14 years and never wear flip flops unless on the beach. What a strange query!
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MBTs? I have a pair of sandle-type ones, and despite having a dodgy knee can walk for hours in them.

Must admit the pic below is a bit granny-ish...

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If you know they are bad for your back and posture then why are you wearing them? I have been out here 14 years and never wear flip flops unless on the beach. What a strange query!
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Old Oct 21st 2012, 10:02 am
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err, medically flip flops and flats are BETTER for posture and backs than anything other than bare feet.

just saying like
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MBTs? I have a pair of sandle-type ones, and despite having a dodgy knee can walk for hours in them.

Must admit the pic below is a bit granny-ish...

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these are ****ing awful for your posture and back

oh and how the **** can the company sell them as barefoot technology, barefoot means sans poxy shoes, non?
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I've just moved to Dubai and have issues to adjust to the weather conditions here. I am tired of wearing flat flip flops every day because I know they are bad for my back and posture. But what else can I wear that is light, casual and healthy? But that doesn't look like grannies shoes
Looking forward to receive your recommendations.
Oh well, poor you!

Are you serious? We have guys doing physical work here in temperatures of 50c plus!

If you have any brain at all then why not use it to solve your little issue?

You should not be asking other people to help you solve such a trivial issue here.

Try changing your shoes man!

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Go to a shoe shop and buy some sandals that aren't flat?
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http://www.drschollsshoes.com/en-US/Womens/_/Dr.+Scholl's/_/_/Products


Sold in some pharmacies in Dubai. Many of these are seriously fugly, but I have also seen similar and nicer brands in stores. You could also try fitflops as some of those look okay.
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http://www.drschollsshoes.com/en-US/Womens/_/Dr.+Scholl's/_/_/Products


Sold in some pharmacies in Dubai. Many of these are seriously fugly, but I have also seen similar and nicer brands in stores. You could also try fitflops as some of those look okay.
Can vouch for fit flops, can't live without them!
You can also go for wedges that are not so high.
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Can vouch for fit flops, can't live without them!
You can also go for wedges that are not so high.
What's the point of a wedgie if it's not too high?
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This guy needs a wedgie of the underwear pulling type, I can't believe what I'm reading here.
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This guy needs a wedgie of the underwear pulling type, I can't believe what I'm reading here.
Why do you think the poster is male? I read it as from a woman.

And why are you getting so angry about it?
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Why do you think the poster is male? I read it as from a woman.

And why are you getting so angry about it?
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these are ****ing awful for your posture and back
Really? I think its like the hard v soft bed argument: whatever makes you comfortable is good for you. The bouncy, concave soles get me walking upright (no, not as opposed to dragging my knuckles on the ground) and take all the impact off my joints. Mine are Kickers (I think), but same principle.
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