Do Foot Orthoses Weaken Feet/Legs?

Like many other podiatrists, I am growing tired of the claims from the barefoot/minimalist shoe advocates who continually make unsupported statements that foot orthoses weaken the feet and/or legs. Craig Payne has been particularly vocal in this regard and has pointed out the fact that of the only two published studies that have investigated foot and leg strength after use of foot orthoses, both of them showed an increase in foot and/or leg strength with foot orthoses, not decreased strength

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Do Foot Orthoses Weaken Feet/Legs?

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