Some report more pain, some less By Chris Klingenberg A significant percentage of avid runners have tried running in minimalist shoes, according to a recent survey-based study in which runners reported both positive and negative responses to making the switch in terms of pain and injury. Although some users reported that switching to minimalist shoes relieved their existing running-related pain, others said they had to stop wearing the shoes due to associated pain or injury. Runners’ pain-related responses tended to be dependent on the site of pain.
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Survey finds 31% of runners have tried minimalist footwear