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Wal-Mart Sandals Cause Severe Chemical Burns

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– via Neatorama
– via via WVB

A woman suffered what she claims are severe chemical burns after wearing a pair of $2.44 flip flops. She apparently felt tingling and discomfort after the first wear…but continued to wear them on at least 10 more occasions.

Moral of the story: you get what you pay for? Rail against China and Wal-Mart if you must, but my official not-a-dermatologist diagnosis is that this woman likely has an allergy. If your shoes are making your feet bleed, that's a pretty good indicator that you're better off with natural materials.

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