Running shoe cushioning does not affect injury rate

Influence of midsole hardness of standard cushioned shoes on running-related injury risk Daniel Theisen, Laurent Malisoux, Joakim Genin, Nicolas Delattre, Romain Seil, Axel Urhausen Br J Sports Med doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092613 Quote: Background In this double-blind randomised controlled trial, we tested if leisure-time runners using shoes with less compliant midsoles have a higher running-related injury (RRI) risk. Method We provided 247 runners with standard running shoes having either a soft study shoes (soft-SS) or a hard study shoes (hard-SS) midsole and followed them prospectively for 5 months regarding RRI

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Running shoe cushioning does not affect injury rate

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