Buying new runners??
Following a media frenzy in 2010, the concept of running barefoot came under rather close scrutiny. With respect to its potential long term risks/benefits the research is not yet available, so for many professionals the jury is still out and they remain healthily sceptical. However these same professionals generally recommend road running shoes based on a model which has been used for decades. At this point in time it seems only fair that this is re-visited and also put under the same scrutiny, with some of the available research relevant to running shoes looked at in closer detail. This blog aims to do just this; to discuss how road running shoes are currently ‘prescribed’, and to see if there is any rationale for this current practice.
Road running shoes can be generally split into 3 groups – motion control shoes, stability shoes, and neutral/cushioned shoes. Historically we have all…
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