Shoe Away Foot Pain

Men's Health (Singapore) - - BULLETINS -

Don’t let clever mar­ket­ing reel you

in. When choos­ing a pair of run­ning shoes, com­fort should still come

first, Dan­ish re­searchers say. Af­ter they as­sessed a large group of novice run­ners who wore neu­tral shoes that didn’t of­fer any spe­cial sup­port based on prona­tion (that is, the way the foot lands), the sci­en­tists con­cluded that th­ese footwear did not in­crease in­jury risk. “With be­gin­ner run­ners, other fac­tors such as train­ing er­rors are greater pre­dic­tors of in­jury than foot pos­ture,” says study au­thor Dr Ras­mus Nielsen. This means you don’t need to get too hung up on the tech­ni­cal specs of your new kicks. If you’re a rookie pave­ment pounder, it’s best to sim­ply buy the pair that feels most com­fort­able, he says.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Singapore

© PressReader. All rights reserved.