Metabolic cost of running barefoot versus shod: is lighter better?

@article{Franz2012MetabolicCO,
  title={Metabolic cost of running barefoot versus shod: is lighter better?},
  author={Jason R Franz and Corbyn Marie Wierzbinski and Rodger Kram},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={1519-25}
}
PURPOSE Based on mass alone, one might intuit that running barefoot would exact a lower metabolic cost than running in shoes. Numerous studies have shown that adding mass to shoes increases submaximal oxygen uptake (V˙O(2)) by approximately 1% per 100 g per shoe. However, only two of the seven studies on the topic have found a statistically significant difference in V˙O(2) between barefoot and shod running. The lack of difference found in these studies suggests that factors other than shoe mass… CONTINUE READING
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