Running Shoe Selection: What Science Tells Us
Running shoe selection is always a sensitive topic. Some runners can run in anything and everything while others will attribute all their success or failures to a shoe. However much you care about what you are running in, we are constantly bombarded with marketing claims of performance, comfort and injury prevention. As brands compete hard to put professional athletes on their products, it is easy to drink the Kool-Aid and to simply follow the latest fashion.
As shoe experts, health care professionals or runners, it is important to see beyond the fight for market share and to look at what actual research tells us about running shoes. Let’s take a look.