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The effect of three different levels of footwear stability on pain outcomes in women runners: a randomised control trial
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    PERFORMANCE ANOMALIES IN RUNNING-SHOE DESIGN: PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS?

    Ryan et al (1) provide empirical evidence that standards for running shoes in relation to foot posture are far from convincing. In particular, a sophisticated and expensive motion-control design intended for highly pronated feet was less effective than more basic shoes in minimizing injuries and pain to all categories of foot. This outcome echoes Richards et al's (2) recent negative review regarding the role of shoe desi...

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