20 Jun '12, 3pm

It's becoming a blowout: even more evidence from the lab in favor of barefoot biomechanics —http://t.co/2clOBXSo

It's becoming a blowout: even more evidence from the lab in favor of barefoot biomechanics —http://t.co/2clOBXSo

By Amby Burfoot Harvard’s Daniel Lieberman and students have published two new papers supporting the benefits of a forefoot stride or minimalist shoe. The first reported that Harvard University cross country runners who were forefoot strikers suffered only about half as many injuries as their rearfooting teammates. The second found that habitual barefooters or minimalist-shoe-wearers were roughly 2 to 3 percent more economical in minimalist shoes than in traditional shoes. The injury study--free, full text here --followed 52 Harvard varsity runners (23 women) who amassed 182,000 miles. There were 69 percent rearfoot strikers, 31 percent forefoot strikers, and no midfoot strikers, essentially eliminating that theoretical category from the real world. Approximately 74 percent of the runners experienced a moderate or severe injury per year, presumably because they were runnin...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/06/20/new-study-favors-...

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