Benefits of variable-stiffness footwear may go beyond reducing knee OA risk

www.istockphoto.com #6972072 Variable-stiffness shoes may have performance benefits for athletes in addition to addressing kinetic risk factors for knee osteoarthritis, according to research from the National University of Singapore. Investigators analyzed 30 participants (16 women) as they walked, ran, and jumped while wearing experimental athletic shoes with variable-stiffness soles or control shoes with uniform sole stiffness.

www.istockphoto.com #6972072 Variable-stiffness shoes may have performance benefits for athletes in addition to addressing kinetic risk factors for knee osteoarthritis, according to research from the National University of Singapore. Investigators analyzed 30 participants (16 women) as they walked, ran, and jumped while wearing experimental athletic shoes with variable-stiffness soles or control shoes with uniform sole stiffness.

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Benefits of variable-stiffness footwear may go beyond reducing knee OA risk