Is the foot striking pattern more important than barefoot or shod conditions in running?

@article{Shih2013IsTF,
  title={Is the foot striking pattern more important than barefoot or shod conditions in running?},
  author={Yo Shih and Kuan-Lun Lin and Tzyy-Yuang Shiang},
  journal={Gait \& posture},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          490-4
        }
}
People have advocated barefoot running, claiming that it is better suited to human nature. Humans usually run barefoot using a forefoot strike and run shod using a heel strike. The striking pattern was thought to be a key factor that contributes to the benefit of barefoot running. The purpose of this study is to use scientific data to prove that the striking pattern is more important than barefoot or shod conditions for runners on running injuries prevention. Twelve habitually male shod runners… Expand
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