Is Arch Support Good or Bad for Running?

Is Arch Support Good or Bad for Running?

26/09/2022 Bretta Riches 0

More research proves arch support is incredibly bad for the structure and fucntion of the arch and is considered a continuing mechanical interference that prevents the arch from fully participating as an invaluable energy-saving spring.

Are Cushioned Running Shoes Bad for Kids?

Are Cushioned Running Shoes Bad for Kids?

14/09/2022 Bretta Riches 0

Cushioned running shoes are just as bad for kids as they are for adults as these shoes were found to be detrimental to young runners still developing a running style. The study found that cushioned running shoes caused caused young runners to adopt mechanical risk factors, like heel striking, that are responsible for most common running-related injuries as compared with young runners who ran barefoot or in zero drop running shoes.

Do Cushioned Running Shoes Prevent Injuries?

Do Cushioned Running Shoes Prevent Injury?

13/09/2022 Bretta Riches 0

Cushioned running shoes do not prevent injury because multiple studies during the past few decades have found that cushioned running shoes amplify impact by causing the foot to land harder on the ground while not only encouraging bad mechanics, but these shoes make bad mechanics even worse.

Are Cushioned Running Shoes Bad for You?

Are Cushioned Running Shoes Bad for You?

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.

How Barefoot Running May Prevent Foot Stress Fracture

Why Barefoot Running is Better on the Feet

30/08/2019 Bretta Riches 0

Barefoot running switches on a range of nerve, reflexive and mechanical responses that prevent underfoot pressure from rising to damaging levels which reduces the risk of severe foot injuries vs thickly cushioned running shoes.

Overpronation Stability Running Shoes May Actually Damage the Feet

Why Do Running Shoes Cause Injuries

19/08/2019 Bretta Riches 2

Stability running shoes actually cause injuries because there’s more scientific conclusiveness showing that these shoes either cause overpronation or restricts the natural pronatory movements of the foot in ways that pushes the kinetic chain up the leg away from the natural order. Conversely, running barefoot or in barefoot-like footwear is one of the best ways to get immediate improvements in pronation control.

Cushioned Running Shoes May Cause Over Pronated Feet

Cushioned Running Shoes Cause Injuries by Forcing the Feet Into Extreme Positions

16/08/2019 Bretta Riches 0

Thick cushioned running shoes with stability support increases the risk of injury by forcing the feet into extreme positions which causes the ankles to work harder in holding the foot more steady. This increased mechanical work at the ankles also spills over onto multiple sites of the leg, like the shins and knees, and is a net contributor to ankle sprains, shin splints and runner’s knee.

Can Running Shoes Hurt Your Feet?

Can Running Shoes Hurt Your Feet?

17/04/2019 Bretta Riches 1

One way running shoes with stability constructs hurt your feet is the narrow, constraining, inflexible fit reduces the functional engagement and strength of the foot’s muscles, tendons, soft tissues and bones which in turn contributes to flatten, inefficient arches. The net effect of this is not only weak, intolerant feet, but it also causes foot overpronation (unwanted foot motions) which causes mechanical misalignments of the ankle, shin, knee and hip.

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