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Fake Uggs Are Super Dangerous!?

While we recently learned just how bad platform shoes are for our feet and backs, we never expected to hear the same about plush sheepskin boots. It’s a little unclear what the difference between regular Uggs and the plethora of knockoffs out there is, if any, but according to Dr. Ian Drysdale, the Head of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, wearers of the trendy boots are doing the “‘Ugg shuffle’–a lopsided, pigeon-toed walk caused by the unsupportive nature of the shoe, and just six months of wear could cause serious damage that can be difficult to repair.” The lack of structure forces feet to splay, flattening the arch and causing potential foot, ankle and hip problems. (This is perhaps of greatest concern for growing kids, whose parents deck them out in these when it’s too cold for Crocs.) Sheesh. Now wearing those comfy shoes isn’t just a sartorial felony, it’s a back problem waiting to happen. What the hell are we supposed to wear now? Orthopedic shoes? [Daily Mail]

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