Oxygen cost of running barefoot vs. running shod.

  title={Oxygen cost of running barefoot vs. running shod.},
  author={Nicholas Jon Hanson and Kris E. Berg and Pallav Deka and Jessica R. Meendering and Christine Ryan},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={32 6},
The purpose of this study was to investigate the oxygen cost of running barefoot vs. running shod on the treadmill as well as overground. 10 healthy recreational runners, 5 male and 5 female, whose mean age was 23.8±3.39 volunteered to participate in the study. Subjects participated in 4 experimental conditions: 1) barefoot on treadmill, 2) shod on treadmill, 3) barefoot overground, and 4) shod overground. For each condition, subjects ran for 6 min at 70% vVO (2)max pace while VO (2), heart… 

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