Forget Fancy Analysis: Well-Fitting Shoes Protect Runners Against Injury!

A fascinating new study has found that runners seeking to avoid an injury should select shoes that fit really well with a good closure mechanism. Click here to read. Conversely, choosing running shoes mainly on the basis of a gait analysis, or being overly influenced by advice of others INCREASED the risk of a subsequent injury. The implication of this study is that runners should not ignore the way a shoe ‘feels’ on the foot; if it feels uncomfortable on your, it’s probably not right for you – even if an assessment method says it is!