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lack of toe splay:  Your toes should be spread out, not really touching each other.  So the toe box on the shoe is very tight causing things like bunions. 

raised heel:  Your body is off balanced — essentially you are tilted forward.  This changes your gait or the way you walk. You are wearing high heels.  This also  shortens the heel chord apparently.
Arch: The shoe does the arching FOR you Instead of having your own arch.  With out your own arch you have no stability and control.  Without an arch you have knees collapsing inwards.  
Overall you lose strength in your foot.