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.

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