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The running shoe for the sub-2 hr marathon

I previously blogged about the wishful thinking fallacy, pseudoscience and quackery claim that the first sub 2 hour marathon will be run barefoot 2 years ago and nothing since then has convinced me to change my mind. If anything, the opposite has been the case. My belief is that the running shoe that is used […]

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Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk

This is not a new study and I did comment on it almost two years ago when the results were first available. What is new is that it was finally published in full today: Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk Among United States Army Soldiers Tyson Greir, MS, Michelle Canham-Chervak, PhD, MPH, Timothy Bushman, MS, […]

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Running Shoe Counts

Each year Lava Magazine has been publishing the running shoe counts from “Kona”, the Ironman in Hawaii. They just published the 2015 data from David Jewel at Shoe Ranger of the shoes worn in the marathon leg. I have been putting into table form their data from over the years: Just a couple of notes: […]

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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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Running Shoes Can Control Motion

There certainly has been a lot of comments in recent years about how ineffective that running shoes actually are supposed to be at controlling motion and I have sort have gone along with that as that is probably what the preponderance of data was showing. I did take a brief look at this earlier this […]

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The Re-emergence of the Minimal Running Shoe

This just turned up in my alerts “The Re-emergence of the Minimal Running Shoe” …. hmmmm, I was puzzled. I thought the opposite was happening and maybe I had missed a swing back the other way. For example a few months ago, Lower Extremity Review covered it this way: The rise and fall of minimalist […]

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Prescribing Running Shoes Based on Arch Height

I think we have known for a while that the data supporting a prescribing of running shoes based on the “pronation” paradigm is either lacking evidence or not supported, not withstanding the largely superficial understanding of the concepts and the superficial interpretation of the various studies and their implications. Some of the studies on this […]

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