Do our feet need arch support?
Lately shoes like the Vibram Five Fingers are starting to get really popular, and there is a ton of articles online about the fact that human feet were designed to be free (which makes sense).
This morning, I read a post on Reddit which quickly discussed this, with one person saying they bought a pair of thin Chuck Taylors and that it helped their feet adjust.
How legitimate is this? I’m pretty flat-footed (but don’t experience any pain or discomfort), would something like this help? I did have orthotics for a while, but I didn’t feel like they did anything.
Summary: Are shoes with thin soles better for your feet?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.