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Is your prescription of distance running shoes evidence-based?
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    Negating the safety advantage in running shoe design: perceived risk affecting performance?

    Dear Editor,

    Richards et al (2009) refer to a popular running shoe design entailing a heightened sole and pronation control. It is claimed to reduce running injuries, but in fact no evidence has been obtained to show that the design actually achieves its purpose.

    May I add another thought on this topic? In a number of areas of human activity - most notably, with regard to behaviour on the roads whether as mo...

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