Bad News For Lovers Of The Humble Ugg Boot
The popular comfort boots that are adored around the world could be causing us more damage than we know.
A surgeon in the UK is warning that Ugg Boots are putting us at risk of knee problems, and may even cause some to need surgery, due to their lack of foot support.
London-based knee surgeon Ian McDermott said,
“Sheepskin boots and high heels may look great, but vanity may come at the cost of potential physical damage to your body,”
“Unsculpted and flimsy footwear can mean that your feet aren’t fixed in one location as you walk, meaning that the lower limb is working harder, with a greater risk of damage.
“Listen to your body and make sure to not wear flimsy boots every day.
“If someone born with an inherently poor structure or with poor alignment then wears a poorly supported pair of shoes or boots, this can exacerbate the whole issue and this can then end up being the final straw that pushes them into developing symptoms and actual orthopedic problems.”
A spokesman from Ugg has said their latest boots have been enhanced to provide improved stability.
Will you still rock your Ugg Boots?