A WOBBLY WALK TO RE­COV­ERY

Un­sta­ble shoes ease post-marathon fa­tigue

Runner's World (UK) - - Injury -

Ma­sai Bare­foot Tech­nol­ogy (MBT) shoes could aid your marathon re­cov­ery. In a study2, one group of run­ners wore the shoes (de­signed to mimic walk­ing on un­even ground) for a week fol­low­ing a marathon, while an­other group wore nor­mal shoes. The MBT wear­ers re­cov­ered mus­cu­lar force more quickly, and mus­cle hard­ness in their thighs and calves (a marker of tis­sue dam­age) also dis­si­pated more quickly. The ben­e­fits could be the re­sult of vary­ing foot­strike and in­creased blood flow.

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