2017, Injury prevention -

Barefoot Running Shoes

Runners considering of switching to “barefoot” trainers ought to suppose twice about it. As a result of the sneakers haven’t any cushioning, operating in them can improve stress on bones within the ft and increase the chance of damage, in keeping with a new study from Brigham Younger College.

The ultra-thin sneakers suit your ft like a glove (with particular person toe compartments) and are supposed to mimic barefoot motion, which is meant to be a extra pure, more healthy technique to run, although there’s little strong proof supporting that notion.

The research checked out 36 skilled runners, half of whom switched to the minimalist sneakers over 10 weeks, whereas the others continued with common trainers. Although they converted regularly, following producers’ recommendation, the runners within the new sneakers confirmed proof of elevated irritation in bones, and two had stress fractures.