Effects of footwear and strike type on running economy.

@article{Perl2012EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of footwear and strike type on running economy.},
  author={Daniel P. Perl and Adam I. Daoud and Daniel E. Lieberman},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          1335-43
        }
}
PURPOSE This study tests if running economy differs in minimal shoes versus standard running shoes with cushioned elevated heels and arch supports and in forefoot versus rearfoot strike gaits. METHODS We measured the cost of transport (mL O(2)·kg(-1)·m(-1)) in subjects who habitually run in minimal shoes or barefoot while they were running at 3.0 m·s(-1) on a treadmill during forefoot and rearfoot striking while wearing minimal and standard shoes, controlling for shoe mass and stride… 

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