A Riverina podiatrist says he's been inundated with cases of 'Ugg boot foot' and other slipper-related injuries as people remain hunkered down at home without appropriate footwear.
Wagga Wagga's Active Foot Clinic's principal podiatrist Ben Hinton said he had seen a "massive influx" of patients.
"Monday to Friday, you go to work, you get up and put your good shoes on. When you're at home, there's a big change," Mr Hinton said.
"People being at home, in working from home situations they've normally got really good shoes, or they wear orthotics for a condition ... all of a sudden they go 6 to 8 weeks without."
His practice has seen up to 40 people a week over the past few months for "home related" injuries.
"The amount of activity you can do incidentally in your house is quite high ... even in a home-based environment you're still taking 3000 to 5000 steps," he said.
"If I said to you, 'Let's go and walk the lake', that's about 8000 steps. You wouldn't do it in your Ugg boots."
"The other big one we got was from people going out to go for a walk. Everyone went from no activity to walking five kilometres twice a day right away," he said.
Everyone went from no activity to walking five kilometres twice a day right awayPodiatrist Ben Hinton
Mr Hinton said he was "a realist", but urged the community to "choose footwear appropriately" based on their activity levels.
"Slippers and Uggs are really sloppy ... you have to really claw your digits in to maintain them, so that significantly changes the function of the foot," he said.
"It's normally not a contributing factor that I have to address, that you wear your Ugg boots too much. But at the moment it certainly has been."