The Running Shoe Comfort Filter In 2015, the redoubtable Professor Benno Nigg introduced two new terms to every running scientists’ vernacular – “the preferred movement path”, and, “the comfort filter”. Nigg labelled both as new paradigms and opined that ‘the preferred movement path’ and ‘the comfort filter’, suggest that a runner intuitively selects a comfortable…
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Thanks Simon – great read. Is there a resource that you would point us to which, in your view, gives the best current summary on how the design features available in modern running shoes on impact on stresses experienced in different structures?
Honestly George, the only single resource I am aware of is either my book Athletic Footwear: The Comprehensive Guide (https://www.bartoldclinical.com/product/athletic-footwear-the-comprehensive-guide/) or our Athletic Footwear Masterclass (https://www.bartoldclinical.com/product/athletic-footwear-the-masterclass/). Other than that it is just a mountain of individual papers. The 2 resources listed here collate the lot!