Instead of supporting the arch with orthotics or recommending rigid motion control running shoes, I typically tell my patients to take off their shoes and strengthen their feet. Why? Because that’s how are feet were intended to function. The more we use our toes and walk without shoes, the stronger our feet become and the more resistant to injury they become. You don’t lift weights with mittens on, or do shoulder exercises with a sling on do you? The same with our feet.