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Running shoes won’t make you run Adidas ZX 750 Herren faster or longer. They won’t make you an Olympic qualifier, they won’t make the impossible possible and they sure as shit won’t lay the miles down for you. But that’s not what they’re marketed as. They’re sold to us as tools, Nike Air Max 90 Heren Zwart scientifically engineered to help us run for as long as we can without getting injured and having to quit. But when push comes to shove, what does the research show?The number one cause of running-related injuries is impact forces, i.e., the trauma experienced by the feet and legs as a direct result of slapping feet against pavement over and over again. So it’s common sense that shoe companies figured that by adding soft cushioning to the soles of their shoes, it would help reduce that trauma and thus, result in less injuries.But study after study appears to prove the exact opposite. Research published in the Nike Air Max 90 Mens White Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal, compiled by Dr. Hannah Rice of the University of Exeter, concluded that people who wore “minimal trainers” and less cushioned running shoes noticed a significantly lower loading Nike Air Huarache Womens rate upon impact, which means they’re stepping more lightly and safely. In theory, that means significantly lower risk of injury.Another study by the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory in Luxembourg tested 215 runners over the span of five months and noticed literally no difference in injury rates between runners who wore super soft cushioned shoes and runners in hard, less-cushioned shoes.Research definitely supports the idea of some amount of cushion being necessary to prevent significant injury, but Adidas Superstar Femme Fleur it looks like too much cushion could be an excellent way to get hurt.I’m going to proceed with caution here Adidas Superstar Femme Bleu because I don’t want any hardcore distance runners who read this and buy into the running shoe racket to throw up and go into a fit over it.

For years — decades, really — major shoe companies have invested a ton of cash into research (and advertising) to demonstrate to people that the second major cause of running-related injuries is overpronation. In a nutshell, overpronation is the idea that someone with a flatter foot or less arch runs in a way that strains their joints and creates injuries because their feet “roll” onto the ball in an unnatural way.Shoe and orthopedic companies have released everything from form-correcting shoes to specialized ankle supports and entire physical therapy programs to “correct” the issue, Adidas Superstar Dam but it seems like for every person who buys into the hype, you’ll find 10 who can’t manage to “fix” their Nike Air Max 2016 Dámské problem.However, the science behind overpronation is murky. A 2009 study by a research team from the University of Newcastle concluded that the widespread and popular practice of prescribing motion-controlled shoes to long distance runners to help correct their overpronation issues was not evidence-based.In fact, a more recent 2013 study from a team of researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark found even more damning evidence that fancy running shoes actually hurt runners, concluding: “Healthy newcomers to running who overpronate/underpronate do not actually suffer more running injuries than other runners if their first pair of running shoes do not have any special support.”Another critical point that helped fueled a lot of Nike Air Max 1 Womens the barefoot running revolution we saw pop up over the last few years actually stemmed from the idea that running shoes do more to hurt proper gait, stride and posture than help — and there’s plenty of data to back that up.When a team of researchers from University of Colorado, Boulder and University of Virginia, Charlottesville got together to determine the effects of modern running shoes on runners’ legs, joints and hips by monitoring a sample of 68 otherwise healthy runners, they found increased joint torques at the hip, knees and ankles when running with modern shoes rather than running barefoot. And not by small peanuts, either. The researchers found a 54 percent increase in hip rotation torque, 36 percent increase in knee flexion torque, and 38 percent increase in knee varus torque.

There are also plenty of people in the Nike Air Max 90 Dam Rosa podiatry community who believe that standard running shoes are terrible for long-term use because they actually promote bad form and something called “proprioception disorder.” Proprioceptors are basically a network of “sensors” in our muscles that allow us to gauge balance. Those sensors get messed up when they’re covered by big cushiony running shoes, and make it difficult for our body to interpret our body’s relationship to the surfaces on which we’re traveling. It’s important to be informed about the things that could affect our health, and that’s really what this article is all about — being smart consumers. When it comes down to it, shoe companies are businesses, too. They have their gimmicks and tactics to make their stuff seem better than the other peoples’ stuff. It’s all part of the hustle.

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