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Biomechanical and physiological comparison of barefoot and two shod conditions in experienced barefoot runners.

  title={Biomechanical and physiological comparison of barefoot and two shod conditions in experienced barefoot runners.},
  author={Roberto Squadrone and Claudio Gallozzi},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  volume={49 1},
AIM The first aim of this study was to assess how changes in the mechanical characteristics of the foot/shoe-ground interface affect spatio-temporal variables, ground pressure distribution, sagittal plane kinematics, and running economy in 8 experienced barefoot runners. The second aim was to assess if a special lightweight shoe (Vibram Fivefingers) was effective in mimic the experience of barefoot running. METHODS By using an instrumented treadmill, barefoot running, running with the… 

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