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Blog posts tagged with 'running injuries'

When is it time for new running shoes?

How do you know when it's time to retire your running shoes? When is it time to say, enough, I need some new shoes (or I want some new shoes)? Let's take a look at the three basic attributes of a shoe and see how they change over the course of the life of the shoe.

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

The metatarsal bones are the long bones that extend from the mid-arch to the ball of the foot. Ideally, the five metatarsal bones share load applied to the forefoot. In cases where one metatarsal bone carries increased load, the bone fails to successfully carry that load and undergoes a stress reaction. This stress reaction results in a small crack in the metatarsal bone.

Why running shoes aren't making your feet any better

The Atlantic recently published an article entitled Why Aren't Running Shoes Preventing Running Injuries? The article looked at the sport of running, running injuries and describes how shoes just simply haven't benefited runners in the way that we might think. Although we're lead to believe that the science behind shoe manufacturing and testing has evolved to make a better shoe, it seems that the rate of injuries in runners has stayed at a consistent level in spite of these advances. If that's the case, then what's all the buzz about with a Hoka One One or a Nike Air?