Yes they do! An uncomfortable or ill-fitting pair of shoes can place undue strain on the knee joints. And if you have flat arches and bowed legs, the wrong kind of shoes can affect your stride and aggravate knee problems greatly. A good, knee-friendly pair of shoes feels snug and carries your foot rather than you to drag your body as well as the shoe along.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-your-knees.html#ixzz39F5KHGHDI’ve written a post on this topic here.