Shoe study weighs in

Good Health Choices - - Health bites -

Light run­ning shoes might be trend­ing, but they could in­crease your risk of in­jury. A study of 61 ex­pe­ri­enced run­ners found that for those weigh­ing more than 85kg, the risk of in­jury in light shoes was three times higher

than in con­ven­tional ones, which have ex­tra cush­ion­ing – re­gard­less if the weight was from fat or lean mus­cle. Lead re­searcher Dr Joel Fuller says those weigh­ing over 85kg should avoid shoes with less than 26mm of heel cush­ion­ing and less than 7mm of

heel-to-toe drop.

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