Best Articles on: Foot Shape & Movement

The Influence of Shoe’s Heel-Toe Drop on Foot-Strike | Ale Santuz | “Could it be that we are all overestimating the importance of the drop in running shoes?”

Application of the Wet Test & Static Arch Height for Assessing Running Shoes | Pete Larson at RunBlogger | “despite significant differences in arch collapse between the groups during static testing, arch collapse was identical in all three groups during walking, and the only difference observed during running was a small but significant difference between the hypermobile and hypomobile groups”

Can Arch Height Predict Your Running Injuries? | Alex Hutchinson | “There’s no simple, guaranteed connection between your arch height (or any other foot or stride parameter) and your injury destiny or your shoe needs. But there are risk factors that may tilt your odds one way or another—so if you struggle with recurring running injuries, knowing your arch height may offer one more clue to help you sort them out.”

Running Pronation & Over Pronation | Steve Gangemi at SockDoc | “If you want to move well you’ll want to pronate!”

How Does Your Arch Height Affect Your Shoe Choice and Injury Risk? | John Davis at RunnersConnect | “Overall, whether you have a high or low arch will not affect your risk of injury, nor should it affect what type of shoe you choose, but it could affect where you get injured.” 

Do You Pronate? A Shoe Fitting Tale | Pete Larson at Runblogger | “If you pronate, you should get one of the shoes labeled stability.” I

njury rates in martial art athletes: anthropometric parameters and training volume, but not foot morphology indexes, are predictive risk factors for lower limb injuries. | Pub Med | While not a running related study, martial arts do include a great deal of dynamic movement and I found it interesting that foot shape / movement was not related with the presence or absence of acute and overuse injuries, but in fact what was was age, body weight, and training volume.

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