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.
Differences in pronation of the foot in forefoot running and in heel strike running and find out how pronation in forefoot running may be more controlled.
Bare feet shoes enables the foot/ankle complex to manage foot motions while forefoot running.
In addition to generating huge amounts of impact, heel strike runners are at an even greater risk of injury if they have a limb length discrepancy.
More research finds that high cushion running shoes are not protective, nor functional.