Does flap cause your feet to crack?

By Kate Clayton-Jones
MSN PhD(c) RN CFCN CFCS

Are your feet cracked because you flap? When the heel of your shoes flap when you walk, it creates friction. The friction dries out the skin on the heel and causes cracking. To prevent this, your heel should always sit snuggly in the shoe, even when you are walking. The technical term is the vamp holds your heel into the counter. Not all shoes are well engineered for your feet but the application of a little know how can prevent painful cracked feet.

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