Zero drop design shoes for hiking?

I am going to be doing long distance hiking with light backpack. I was looking at a shoe that said zero drop with your step. I understand what that means. Is that good, bad,or  better? I don’t have to much foot issues while hiking just arches flatten out sometimes if load is heavy. Knees hurt when there is a lot of down hills. Thanks for any information.

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    Hello and thank you for your question. Zero drop means that it is flat to the ground. The allows for optimal range of motion in the foot and ankle. Certain foot types have a hard time wearing zero drop shoes or those with a history of Achilles tendonitis. Without seeing your foot type I am not sure that zero drop is appropriate however most of my patients are in zero drop regardless of foot type. You just need to be sure to recovery your feet often by rolling on a golf ball or RAD Roller ( I hope this helps!

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