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May 29, 2013
Following from my previous blog about BAREFOOT RUNNING AND TRAINING it would seem logical to discuss what is important when choosing a shoe. Well as you can gather from my previous entry, shoe choice is extremely important and in my professional opinion it can play a significant role in not only performance during activity, but also reducing the risk of injury whilst performing. The most common thing I hear from patients is that a shoe is simply a shoe. The Dunlop Volley is just as good as the expensive athletic shoe – this quite frankly just isn’t true. All shoes …
May 23, 2013
As a Podiatrist I constantly get asked to give lectures on footwear and how bio-mechanical function of your body is effected by shoes. In the past few years I have been bombarded with questions relating to “barefoot” running – also known as “minimalist running” or “chi-running” or “mid-foot striking”. This is an important topic if athletes want to understand the basic concepts of how a shoe works and what shoe is right for them. So before we delve into the bio-mechanics of it all and how to choose the right shoe – lets start with “minimalist” running or training. So …
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