Are supportive shoes necessary?
October 25, 2012 8:35 AM Subscribe
Do I need to be wearing a supportive insole in my ballet flats? Are flat shoes destructive for your feet?
posted by sunnychef88 to health & fitness (18 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have normal feet and have never had foot pain. I do, however, wear exclusively flat shoes with the exception of rainbow flip flops, which have a bit of a built in arch, since I'm 6' tall.
I've been stocking my wardrobe with ballet flats (like these
) that have utterly flat soles with no contouring and very little cushioning in the sole. Will this harm my feet/posture/joints/scoliosis over time? I'm in my 20s, and I don't run, or do anything extremely high intensity it terms of work outs. The internet is full of all kinds of opinions from people selling their arch supporting insoles, healthy gurus, podiatrists, etc. What's the deal with orthotics?