Increased shoe bending stiffness increases sprint performance.

  title={Increased shoe bending stiffness increases sprint performance.},
  author={Darren John Stefanyshyn and Ciro Fusco},
  journal={Sports biomechanics},
  volume={3 1},
The purposes of this investigation were to determine if increasing the bending stiffness of sprint shoes increases sprinting performance and to determine whether simple anthropometric factors can be used to predict shoe bending stiffness for optimal performance. Thirty-four athletes were tested using four different shoe conditions--a standard condition consisting of their currently used footwear and three conditions where the bending stiffness was increased systematically. The sprinters… CONTINUE READING