Running Shoe Selection: How to Make an Educated Decision
I’m lucky to work closely with an excellent sports podiatrist, Ian Griffiths (@Sports_Pod). In addition to specialising in foot biomechanics, Ian appreciates the importance of running form and physical conditioning as parts of the complex puzzle that makes up a runner’s physical capabilities.
Ian was recently asked to give a presentation to a group of runners on how to choose running shoes. Always a tricky topic to address, given that it can be assumed that people are attending hoping for definitive information on how to select the right shoe for them in a concise and tidy way. If they leave without these ‘answers’ they may well have considered the talk to have been poor. That said, Ian sticks brilliantly to his underpinning values in promoting the evidence based truth with respect to what we currently know (and don’t know). He also takes the opportunity to dispel some of the myths and untruths that a runner may encounter whilst searching for footwear for themselves.
Learn More from Ian Griffiths
Not long ago, we interviewed Ian for our Podcast. Here her goes into some depth about tissue stress and strain, and the mechanism of common running injuries… Listen here
One of our most popular guest blogger articles ever was written by Ian, challenging the use of the term ‘Overpronation’… Read the full article
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