Body Mass and Weekly Training Distance Influence the Pain and Injuries Experienced by Runners Using Minimalist Shoes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

@article{Fuller2017BodyMA,
  title={Body Mass and Weekly Training Distance Influence the Pain and Injuries Experienced by Runners Using Minimalist Shoes: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Joel T. Fuller and Dominic Thewlis and Jonathan David Buckley and Nicholas A. T. Brown and Joseph Hamill and Margarita D. Tsiros},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={45},
  pages={1162 - 1170}
}
Background: Minimalist shoes have been popularized as a safe alternative to conventional running shoes. However, a paucity of research is available investigating the longer-term safety of minimalist shoes. Purpose: To compare running-related pain and injury between minimalist and conventional shoes in trained runners and to investigate interactions between shoe type, body mass, and weekly training distance. Study Design: Randomized clinical trial; Level of evidence, 2. Methods: Sixty-one… 

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