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NEWSFLASH: Pronation doesn't matter, so says a new study

For many years, shoe companies, magazines, and assorted running experts advised pronating runners to seek out motion-control shoes. The idea seemed simple: The inward-tilting motion of the legs after ground contact (ie, pronation) caused injuries, and various motion-control shoes could limit that motion, and therefore the injuries How things have changed in the last four or five years. Several widely-read papers poked holes in: 1, the idea that pronation causes injuries; 2, the idea that pronated feet performed more healthily in motion-control shoes. A new and uniquely well-done study from a Danish team with a strong background in running-injury research adds to the death throes of pronation and motion-control shoes. They call their new injury project the DANORUN study. The study has several strong points. It followed 927 beginning runners for 12 months after they started ...

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