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Not much...: In independent podiatric studies, they were shown to do very little toning just by wearing them. Just get a comfortable pair of workout shoes. This is debated in our profession, but they just don't seem to do as much good as they claim.
Usually...: Maturity in the foot is typically marked by the presence of all the tarsal bones, the closure of the epiphyseal plates (including the secondary site the heel and the lateral side of the 5th metatarsal) and the presence of the sesamoids.See 1 more doctor answer