Short-term changes in running mechanics and foot strike pattern after introduction to minimalistic footwear.

@article{Willson2014ShorttermCI,
  title={Short-term changes in running mechanics and foot strike pattern after introduction to minimalistic footwear.},
  author={John D Willson and Jordan S Bjorhus and D S Blaise Williams and Robert J. Butler and John P. Porcari and Thomas Kernozek},
  journal={PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={34-43; quiz 43}
}
BACKGROUND Minimalistic footwear has garnered widespread interest in the running community, based largely on the premise that the footwear may reduce certain running-related injury risk factors through adaptations in running mechanics and foot strike pattern. OBJECTIVE To examine short-term adaptations in running mechanics among runners who typically run in conventional cushioned heel running shoes as they transition to minimalistic footwear. DESIGN A 2-week, prospective, observational… CONTINUE READING
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