Arch height and running shoe prescribing …all is not as it seems?

The prevailing paradigm for a long time for the prescription of running shoes was based on concepts like the amount of “pronation”, the related issue of arch height and foot print analysis. The accumulated evidence, despite the widespread  nonsensical writing about “overpronation ” (and fueled by a healthy dose of the Dunning-Kruger effect ) pointed to this approach probably not being appropriate. Several of the key studies that were done to support this were done by Knapik et al in which they looked at the prescribing of running shoe types based on arch heights using military populations as the participants

The prevailing paradigm for a long time for the prescription of running shoes was based on concepts like the amount of “pronation”, the related issue of arch height and foot print analysis. The accumulated evidence, despite the widespread  nonsensical writing about “overpronation ” (and fueled by a healthy dose of the Dunning-Kruger effect ) pointed to this approach probably not being appropriate. Several of the key studies that were done to support this were done by Knapik et al in which they looked at the prescribing of running shoe types based on arch heights using military populations as the participants

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Arch height and running shoe prescribing …all is not as it seems?