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It's a trick! A podiatrist says these sneakers are unhealthy to your ft

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We understand that beauty is pain. Law? When it comes to fashion – especially shoes – the style pendulum shifts further towards shoes that are stylish and comfortable. You've likely noticed this change yourself, or are currently part of it, by embracing the pain-free life with slim kitten heels and sneakers.

But there is a catch when it comes to the latter specifically. While it's theoretically brilliant to hop around in cool sneakers as opposed to stilettos, there is a seemingly comfy, trendy sneaker silhouette that can be the worst for your feet and cause painful long-term effects. And we went straight to the expert – Gotham Footcare founder Miguel Cunha – to weigh further.

While chatting about shoe styles that should actually be avoided, he called out sock sneakers. "While they are comfortable snuggling against the top of your foot, they are not a recommended shoe because they don't provide support for the top and outside of your foot, which can easily lead to an ankle sprain," he explained . Shot.

But hope is not lost – there are still plenty of other sneaker styles out there that offer more stability and support. With that in mind, below are some visual inspirations and a number of these tips. And if you're still into sock sneakers and want to risk it, just be very, very careful.

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Melinda Martin