BJSM Friday Podcast #420 Runners are constantly trying to find the perfect shoe that will combine increased performance with decreased injury risk. In this podcast, Dr. Liam West @Liam_West poses the questions to Dr. Laurent Malisoux @LaurentMalisoux to explore whether the current body of research is able to guide the clinician as to which shoe […]
E-Letter: Performance anomalies in running shoe design: Psychological factors?
The following E-Letter is a response to The effect of three different levels of footwear stability on pain outcomes in women runners: a randomised control trial . Abstract | Full article Ryan et al (1) provide empirical evidence that standards for running shoes in relation to foot posture are far from convincing. In particular, a sophisticated […]
The Barefoot Controversy: Running With Or Without Shoes
Evolutionist Dan Lieberman raised the question of barefoot running in the ACSM‘s Wolfe Memorial Lecture in 2009. Here the New York Times enters the debate by interviewing renowned biomechanist Benno Nigg (University of Calgary) and weaving in data from a recent BJSM paper on what happens as shoes wear out over time. […]