born with flat feet, supports hurt and balance thrown off
have had flat feet my whole life, even podiatrist who saw me for hammer toe said my feet were incredibly flat. I was forced as a kid to wear shoes that killed my feet, with supports etc..I hate shoes.
I have forced my self in my adult years to wear arches, sometimes getting blisters on my arches.
I wear my well broken in birkenstocks but new birkenstocks sometimes result in blisters on my arches.
I also notice when wearing arches, my balance gets thrown off. I feel like I am walking on the outside of my feet.
I have the typical outside wear patterns on my shoes, my feet do not roll in.
I dont know if it is really necessary I wear arches..I am 50.
I noticed with some new birkenstocks, I am getting hip pain, it feels like my leg is being torqued out...
top of my one foot is sore in the AM.
I have had ankle surgery etc..
any ideas..? do I really need arch supports? I have done well with/without my entire life..is it really a necessary thing for people who were born with flat feet?