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The American Podiatric Medical Association released a statement cautioning consumers of the dangers of "fiascos" that can come from wearing old, damaged or cheap flip-flops. While foot health is totally SERIOUS BUSINESS, we can't help but giggle a little behind our hands at the obviousness of some of the tips. Let's review: Make sure your sandals are sturdy and not beat to hell, beware the fact that your foot is exposed and susceptible to cuts and stubbed toes, and don't wear such flimsy shoes for long periods of time—try something with a little arch support for heaven's sake! Conveniently, the APMA has a whole list of flip-flops that conform to their standards. [Racked Inbox]