Find out how certain types of footwear increases plantar pressure during running.
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.
The best Saucony minimalist shoe is the Hattori LC because it has a zero-drop design, wide toe-box, and a high degree of flexibility.
Barefoot advocates, Dr. Daniel Lieberman and Dr. Steven Robbins go head-to-head on the evolution of running shoes.