So I’ve spent the last 3 years fighting foot and ankle issues. First I broke my left ankle riding. Then I tore my right Achilles immediately after riding. Then it was plantar fasciitis, now it’s the sesamoid bones, back over in the left foot. My orthopedist suggested I try switching to flats. I haven’t ridden flats in 20 years, unless you count the beach cruiser. Before I drop $300 on shoes and pedals, does anyone have any similar experiences? Should I expect a benefit? Should I start wearing my shin guards?