Crocs may feel great, but might not be great for feet

Rows of hanging Crocs in the first UK Crocs store on October 18, 2007 in London England.  (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

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Rows of hanging Crocs in the first UK Crocs store on October 18, 2007 in London England.  (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Most of the country can now don summer footwear, but you might want to keep those comfortable rubber shoes called Crocs in the closet or under the bed.

Crocs came on the scene in 2002 as shoes for boaters that wouldn't sink, but they were embraced by the masses, to the tune of 300 million pairs in 90 countries.

But foot doctors are reminding Croc lovers that they're not great for your feet.

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Dr. Megan Leahy, a podiatrist in Chicago, sat down with the Huffington Post to explain why.

She told the news site that they have good arch support, but they don't secure your heel.

If your heel isn't secured, you grip the shoes with your toes, and that could turn into tendinitis, toe deformities and calluses.

But Leahy said Crocs aren't the only shoes to blame.

She said it can also happen after a person wears any backless shoes for long periods of time, the Huffington Post reported.