Running Shoes Alter The Foot Spring

woman in running shoes bent over tying her shoelaces

Do Running Shoes Help or Hurt the Foot Work as Springs?

4 metal springs are bent every which way against white background

Many runners believe the “right fit” running shoe actually helps the foot absorb shock allowing for a longer and more efficient run.

Researchers at the University of Queensland set out to learn whether this was true & here’s what they had to say:

“The capacity to store and return energy in legs and feet that behave like springs is crucial to human running economy.”

Pre-made running shoes cause an INCREASED STIFFNESS of the foot’s arch.

Oops!

This means MORE WORK, not less. 

Running shoes“force the muscles in the arch to stiffen as a compensation for the softness of the shoe”.

This is the body’s innate response which, in this case, is working to keep us from falling thanks to the random running shoe dynamics.

Optimize How THE FEET Handle Gravity for Feet As Springs & Optimal Performance specific to you

Not with a pre-made running shoe.

Reference:

Shoes alter the spring-like function of the human foot during running. Centre for Sensorimotor Performance, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland. 2016.

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It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters. Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market. My Mission 1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away. 2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage. 3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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