Cushioned Running Shoes Fail to Reduce Impact in Heel Strike Runners

Cushioned Stability Running Shoes Fail to Reduce Impact in Heel Strike Runners

10/12/2019 Bretta Riches 0

One consistent consequence of stability running shoes with thick cushioning is that they don’t always work in restraining or reducing over-pronation (abnormal foot motions), nor are they fully effective at reducing peak shear stress and other forms of musculoskeletal loading in heel strike runners. However, a growing field of research is showing that switching from heel strike to forefoot strike running is enough to enable a more full reduction of net forces on the shins and knees.

Cushioned Running Shoes May Cause Over Pronated Feet

Do Cushioned Running Shoes Cause Injuries?

16/08/2019 Bretta Riches 0

Thick cushioned running shoes with stability support may increase the risk of injuries because they may actually force the feet into extreme positions (hyperpronation) which may cause the ankles to work harder in keeping foot-steps steadied through the touchdown and stance phases of running. This increased mechanical work at the ankles may spill over onto multiple sites of the leg, like the shins and knees and may be a net contributor to many common running-related injuries, such as ankle sprains, shin splints and runner’s knee.

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