What is the Difference Between Minimalist and Normal Running Shoes?

What is the Difference Between Minimalist and Normal Running Shoes?

04/06/2024 Bretta Riches 0

There are major differences between minimalist and normal running shoes which include the barefoot-feel of minimalist running shoes were found to do a better job at increasing the likelihood of avoiding a force intensive-heel strike, and instead, encourages a forefoot strike landing tied to significantly lower instantaneous loading and vertical impact peaks as compared to normal cushioned running shoes.

Forefoot Running Does Not Cause Achilles Injury

Forefoot Running Does NOT Increase Risk for Achilles Injuries

26/05/2024 Bretta Riches 0

In running, changing your foot strike pattern from a heel strike to a forefoot strike landing does not increase the risk of an Achilles injury. Even better, forefoot running enables the Achilles tendon to function more optimally as an energy-saving spring whereas heel strike running may actually be an impediment to the economic elastic properties of the tendon.

Why Older Runners Need to Wear Minimalist Running Shoes

Why Older Runners Need to Wear Minimalist Running Shoes

10/05/2024 Bretta Riches 0

Minimalist running shoes work best for older runners in preventing falls, enabling the feet to become strong to deflect loading and absorb impact without protective running shoes, while making the foot’s bony architecture more tolerable at handling normal loading as compared with thick cushioned running shoes.

What Foot Strike Causes Shin Splints?

Heel Strike Running Causes Bone Pain

29/04/2024 Bretta Riches 0

Unlike forefoot runners, heel strike runners have the highest  risk of abnormal bone loading and strain, and therefore bone injury, because regardless of thick shoe cushioning, heel strike running always produces the highest amounts of the vertical ground reaction force (high burst in prolonged collision impact) and peak accelerations (opposing forces on the bones).

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