Over the past several years, some footwear manufacturers have marketed rocker sole style shoes as being beneficial for low back pain sufferers. However, it now appears this was likely more based on increasing their bottom line than actually providing relief to low back pain sufferers. A newly published study comparing the effectiveness of rocker sole footwear to traditional flat sole footwear in people with chronic low back pain found no difference when it came to reducing pain and disability. In fact, flat shoes were shown to be more beneficial for those sufferers of low back pain aggravated by standing or walking as compared with rocker style shoes. Suffering from back pain? Stick to the flats and call your local chiropractor today!