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Do Running Shoes Cause Injury? Our Response

Do Running Shoes Cause Injury? Our Response

January 12, 2010

  There’s a great discussion going on over at RunnersWorld.com about a new study that links running shoes to injuries here. Here are a few thoughts that our Director of Education, Ian Adamson, would like to add to the dialogue: There are several on-going, multi-year studies at Harvard, MIT and the University of Newcastle (AUS) that […]

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Height of Heel Matters in Foot Pain Prevention

Height of Heel Matters in Foot Pain Prevention

December 23, 2009

This interesting study published in the November issue of Foot & Ankle International (FAI), the official scientific journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), details the biomechanical changes that occur in feet during high heel wear and the correlation between the heel height and amount of pain, pressure and strain it puts […]

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Preventing Stress Fractures

Preventing Stress Fractures

December 3, 2009

Earlier this week, the New York Times published an interesting story about a common injury that many, many runners suffer from – stress fractures. The article references a new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise which, “offers hope that, at least for runners, simple alterations in their stride or […]

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Newtons Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Newtons Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

September 22, 2009

This morning we received a very in-depth Newton shoe review from Dr. Christopher Segler, a renowned podiatrist, foot surgeon and Iromnan finisher based in Chattanooga. The full review is posted below, but for the time-challenged, here’s his overall impression: “I can say that for me personally, I believe Newton Running Gravity’s are proving to be […]

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Popular Mechanics: How Barefoot Runners Shape the Shoe Industry

Popular Mechanics: How Barefoot Runners Shape the Shoe Industry

May 4, 2009

The Popular Mechanics website recently featured an interesting, if somewhat controversial, story about barefoot running and the shoe industry. The background and science referenced in the article support the entire premise upon which Newton Running is based. Namely, humans evolved to run on their forefeet, not their heels. But, the running shoe industry has been […]

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The (Popular) Science of Newton

The (Popular) Science of Newton

March 6, 2009

Although he doesn’t actually test Newton shoes, Adam Weiner from Popular Science offers an interesting take on the science of Newton Running technology in this article, Will Barefoot Running Cure What Ails Us? I love his intro: “First of all, let’s set the record straight. Man is a natural long distance runner. Despite impressions to […]

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