‘Roll’ vs ‘Bend’ in running shoes

A few days ago, Runners World had an article on 5 running shoe trends for 2015 ; nothing surprising there with the maximalism and increased cushioning trend continuing. One thing that was raised was the need for increased toe spring in the shoe when more cushioning is used. This is going to create more of a ‘roll’ during the later stance phase compared to the ‘bend’ or ‘flex’ that typically happens in a shoe with less padding (and is often facilitated with the ‘flex groves’ that manufacturers added).

A few days ago, Runners World had an article on 5 running shoe trends for 2015 ; nothing surprising there with the maximalism and increased cushioning trend continuing. One thing that was raised was the need for increased toe spring in the shoe when more cushioning is used. This is going to create more of a ‘roll’ during the later stance phase compared to the ‘bend’ or ‘flex’ that typically happens in a shoe with less padding (and is often facilitated with the ‘flex groves’ that manufacturers added).

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‘Roll’ vs ‘Bend’ in running shoes