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Runners who wear shoes run very differently to those who gobarefoot. It聮s all to do with the padding in the running shoes [url=]Dolphi ns Jerome Baker Jersey[/url] , and how theyhold the foot; they cushion it as it strikes the ground, thus changing thelevel of force travelling up through the legs and into the hips, as well aschanging the runners gait.

Studies  in children have shown that when they wear shoes,their gait is significantly different to when they don聮t. Children wearingshoes were found to be walking faster, taking longer steps with increasedmotion of the knee and ankle. Shoes also lead to a heel striking motion whenrunning. Other research has shown that developing countries 聳 where many walkand run barefoot 聳 experience far lower rates of injuries to the bones andconnective tissues in the legs 聳 injuries commonly seen amongst shod runners inthe developed world.

Running barefoot encourages the foot to develop a morenatural running motion, where the runner lands on the ball of their foot [url=]Dolphi ns Mike Gesicki Jersey[/url] ,rather than the heel, and also leads to smaller strides and gentler landings.

Runners  are recommended to keep their foot nearly horizontalas the ball of their foot strikes the ground, and then to gradually lower theheel to the ground. Landings should feel comfortable, soft and with some bouncein them.

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