Running shoes with less cushioning can reduce injury, study shows

Runners who wear trainers with no cushioning and land on the ball rather than the heel of the foot significantly reduce the risk of injury, according to a study. Researchers compared how quickly the force acts when runners’ feet hit the ground — known as the loading rate — which has been shown to influence injury risk.

Runners who wear trainers with no cushioning and land on the ball rather than the heel of the foot significantly reduce the risk of injury, according to a study. Researchers compared how quickly the force acts when runners’ feet hit the ground — known as the loading rate — which has been shown to influence injury risk.

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Running shoes with less cushioning can reduce injury, study shows