Tag Archives | barefoot running

No, No …. and … ummm, NO!

Only a short post today as my head hurts from the facepalm. I have a lot of stuff that turns up in my daily alerts. Some of it good, some of it bad and some of it really hurts my head: Distribution of plantar pressure during jogging barefoot or in minimalistic shoes in people who […]

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Anecdotes are not evidence

Like anyone else who writes about medical or health topics when reporting and commenting on science, I always get responses with anecdotes about what was written with it either does or does not apply to them. Anecdotes and testimonials always turn up in the comments sections. While they may be important to the individual, anecdotes […]

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RCT of traditional running shoes vs minimalist running shoes

Several previous prospective randomized studies have looked at injury rates between those using the traditional running shoes and barefoot/minimalist running shoes. I reviewed two here and here and did not review this one. I won’t relitigate the issues surrounding the claims regarding injury rates as I commented on that in those posts. However, the conclusions […]

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When I read things like this…

…I roll my eyes. Not because there is anything wrong with the publication; it is just the heat and vitriol that I and others were subjected to over the years by the fan boy haters for pointing out what the overwhelming preponderance of evidence is continuing to show. Their propaganda and rhetoric is still not […]

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Impact loads in barefoot and shoe running

I currently sitting in Toronto airport waiting for a flight, so will not say anything much on this: The effects of barefoot and barefoot inspired footwear on tibiofemoral kinetics during running Jonathan Sinclair Human Movement. ISSN (Online) 1899-1955, DOI: 10.1515/humo-2016-0022, October 2016 Purpose. The current investigation aimed to examine the effects of running barefoot and […]

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Barefoot Running and ‘Overpronation’

I previously noted that some barefoot runners claim that the height of the arch of their feet increased after taking up barefoot running; others claim no change and, much to their dismay, some even have reported a decrease in their arch height. Some have documented changes in arch shape with photographs, and others have faked […]

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Impact forces between barefoot and shod running

I have been around this stump many a time and here we go again: PEAK IMPACT GROUND REACTION FORCE DURING BAREFOOT AND SHOD RUNNING Meredith, K; Castle, B; Hines, D; Oelkers, N; Peters, J; Reyes, N; Conti, C; Pollard, C; and Witzke, K International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 8: Iss. 3, Article […]

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Effect of shoe drop on running mechanics

The topic of the “drop” keeps coming up and has generated a lot of interest as well as the usual rhetoric and propaganda. It is defined as the difference between the heel and forefoot height of the shoe, which is more appropriately called the ‘pitch’, but the term ‘drop’, rightly or wrongly, has become the […]

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Transition to Minimalist Running Shoes With or Without Gait Retraining?

This is an interesting one… A number of previous studies have looked at the mechanical and economy parameters with minimal running shoes compared to traditional running shoes. Some of these studies were cross-sectional and some were prospective and followed a period of adaptation or transition. One of the concerns expressed about some of these studies, […]

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