Running Shoes

New Study Compares Running Shoes to Barefoot Running

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Running Shoes | Comments Off on New Study Compares Running Shoes to Barefoot Running

Shoes of one kind or another have been keeping feet warm and protecting them from injury since long before recorded history. The running shoe, however, is a relatively recent invention. It seems like common sense that a springy, padded shoe would be better for the foot when running, especially on hard surfaces like roadways, but are they really? The minimalist shoes pioneered by Vibram challenged this notion, and have attracted a large and loyal following, but real scientific studies investigating the effect of running shoes on the running foot have been few and far between. A new study...

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Increasing Comfort and Reducing Injuries with the Right Running Shoe

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Running Shoes | Comments Off on Increasing Comfort and Reducing Injuries with the Right Running Shoe

Increasing Comfort and Reducing Injuries with the Right Running Shoe

If you’re an avid runner, shoes are important to you. Not only are they responsible for your comfort when running, but they can be an important factor in reducing running-related injuries. If you already have a favorite brand of running shoe and have never had running injuries, then you probably don’t need any help in choosing new shoes. Stick with what works for you and run them into the ground, so to speak. If they’re expensive, look into getting them resoled or refurbished when they start to show signs of wear. If, on the other hand, you’re not happy with your current running shoes, you...

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