Craig Payne completed his Podiatric degree at the New Zealand school of podiatry in 1980. He then went on to complete 18 years of private practice. Widely published in foot biomechanics and foot orthotics, he regularly lectures both nationally and internationally on these topics. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Podiatry at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Craig Payne is also the founder of widely used popular online forum ‘Podiatry Arena’.