Another study concludes that "runners experienced a higher impact peak and increased loading rate with maximal shoes".
The notion that motion control in running shoes will protect from or reduce injury has never been scientifically established.
Our ski mountains have just had over a metre of snow dumped on them and it is very early in the season.
Maximalist shoes, in particular, Hoka, have flown somewhat under the radar in relation to research findings.
A new study throws a lot of stuff into the mix, but seems confusing in relation to results and conclusions.
Quite a controversial question, is it appropriate to use orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain, and, do they work?
I recently listened to a podcast talking in part about footwear in these terms, and postulating what might or might not work.
Nike has finally completed the circle by releasing its new React foam to the world, promising high cushioning and great rebound.
And, more importantly, what should we be looking at, and what can we do about it?