@cammy I wonder if that comment came from the fact that people were wearing such shoes for a long night out without ‘training up to them’. So they were wearing them with very weak feet and then causing themselves injuries.

Essentially I have solved the problem by strengthening my feet and getting them to work properly, not having a breakover forced by hard soles but bending and flexing as they should. Other people will solve the problem by protecting their feet by supporting them. I did try the latter first but it didn’t make any difference to me hence trying the former