From the Huffington Post news article:
Ice Cube wears them but makes a very good point: “It’s crazy to think that them basketball cats played in Chuck Taylors. I got Chucks in my suitcase right now, but that shit gives you flat feet.” And he’s not alone in that sentiment.
So Chucks are an affordable, stylish shoe that women and men alike can wear to work or on dates with everything from a suit to a dress and anything in between. But what do podiatrists ” you know, actual doctors who want you to live your best life ” think about them?
Dr. Alex Kor, the president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, told HuffPost that the most important feature in any shoe is the shank, thesupportive structure between the heel and the toe. Patients are more likely to have foot pain if their shoes bend in the shank, said Kor.
You can test your shoe’s shank by bending it, he said, and the more rigid a shoe’s shank, the less likely [you are] to have foot pain. I cannot stress this enough.