Swapping out running shoes lowered the risk of running-related injury by 39% in a recent 22-week study of 264 recreational athletes. Runners who rotated multiple pairs ran in the same “main” shoe about 58% of the time but wore an average of about three pairs total.
“A new pair should be introduced progressively into training, and an old one taken out,” says the study’s Daniel Thiesen, Ph.D. “Invest in two or three pairs and keep them for longer—the cost is the same, but the injury risk may be reduced.”
SOURCE: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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