Shoes alter the spring-like function of the human foot during running.

@article{Kelly2016ShoesAT,
  title={Shoes alter the spring-like function of the human foot during running.},
  author={Luke A Kelly and Glen A. Lichtwark and Dominic James Farris and Andrew Graham Cresswell},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  year={2016},
  volume={13 119}
}
The capacity to store and return energy in legs and feet that behave like springs is crucial to human running economy. Recent comparisons of shod and barefoot running have led to suggestions that modern running shoes may actually impede leg and foot-spring function by reducing the contributions from the leg and foot musculature. Here we examined the effect of running shoes on foot longitudinal arch (LA) motion and activation of the intrinsic foot muscles. Participants ran on a force… CONTINUE READING
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