Runners who wear hi-tech trainers more at risk of injury

Runners wearing hi-tech expensive trainers are more likely to injure themselves than those who use simpler shoes with no cushioning, new research suggests. A study found that thinner trainers encouraged athletes to land on the ball of their foot rather than the heel, putting significantly less stress on the body. From fancy footwear to injury? Photo: Martinina Those wearing traditional trainers, by contrast, exert a much higher “loading rate”, the speed with which force is applied to the body when a runner’s foot hits the ground. Running as a sport or simply as a means of keeping fit continues to grow…
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