Feet in misalignment do a poor job of absorbing this impact, unnecessarily stressing the shins, knees, hips and lower back. What is misalignment you may ask? When your feet are correctly aligned, your ankles are straight above your heels and the front edge of your ankle bone rests slightly over the front edge of your heel bone. When your feet are not aligned your gait is further affected by your foot rolling inward when you walk, a condition called over pronation. Feet that are misaligned are also less stable and do a poor job of transferring energy which impacts on your run and can result in pain or injury.