Footwear and Flatfeet: Correlation or Causation?

One of the arguments that often get advanced for a barefoot lifestyle is that shoes cause flat feet as they weaken the muscles. Not sure how people make that conclusion as there is no evidence that footwear wearing populations have feet that is any weaker than barefoot wearing populations – you would have thought that if such claims were being made, those making it would have something to back it up.

One of the arguments that often get advanced for a barefoot lifestyle is that shoes cause flat feet as they weaken the muscles. Not sure how people make that conclusion as there is no evidence that footwear wearing populations have feet that is any weaker than barefoot wearing populations – you would have thought that if such claims were being made, those making it would have something to back it up.

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Footwear and Flatfeet: Correlation or Causation?