Archive | May, 2014

The effect of shoe drop on running pattern

I previously had a go at the issue of what is an ideal drop¹ for a running shoe and started with the conclusion: Straight to it: based on my understanding of the current knowledge, the evidence and discarding all the logical fallacies, I can find no evidence and no rationale for any blanket recommendations for any […]

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The effect of minimal shoes on arch structure and intrinsic foot muscle strength

Lets go back to the perennial question on foot muscle strength and traditionally shod running vs barefoot/minimalist running with the publication of this new research: The effect of minimal shoes on arch structure and intrinsic foot muscle strength Elizabeth E. Miller, Katherine K. Whitcome, Daniel E. Lieberman, Heather L. Norton, Rachael E. Dyer Journal of […]

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