Impressions of the feet are made in order to detect weakness of the arch or flatfoot.
flatfoot is that condition in which the sole has little or no convexity.
It must not be forgotten that the worst forms of cold feet are found among those suffering from flatfoot.
flatfoot generally has weak walls, and as a consequence the nails of the shoe are readily loosened and the shoe cast.
It is bad shoeing that makes so many people suffer from flatfoot.
He'd done nearly five blocks before a flatfoot steps out of a doorway and waves a nightstick at him.
The flatfoot, No. 3, approached within a short distance of the wreck, and a line was passed from her to the bow of the Chalmetta.
Out of twenty-four who thought they had rheumatism in the feet or legs eighteen proved to be cases of flatfoot.
The majority of so-called cases of flatfoot are, however, in the stage amenable to psychic measures.
There was no need to measure them particularly; all they needed was an ordinary set of flatfoot braces.
flatfoot flat·foot (flāt'fut')
n. pl. flat·feet (-fēt')
A condition in which the arch of the foot is abnormally flattened down so that the entire sole makes contact with the ground. Also called splayfoot, talipes planus.
A police officer or detective: The flat-feet scratched their heads (1899+)