If there was just science proving that running barefoot, or in truly minimalist footwear was good for you, then everybody was switch, right? Okay. We’re going to take a look at that in today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement, the podcast for people who want to know the truth about what it takes to have a happy, healthy, strong body starting with your feet first, because those things are your foundation.

Nike sponsored a study, they call it an independent study that they sponsored, which in and of itself is kind of fascinating. I talked about it, the React Infinity Run and they said that that shoe reduces injury rates by over 50% and if you look at the research, I just saw the abstract. I didn’t see the entire research paper, but according to the abstract that the researcher gave me, it’s true that that shoe reduced injury rates by 50% but that’s not the important part. The important part is what they did is, they compared people in that shoe to people in Nike’s best selling motion controlled running shoe and yes, the React Infinity Run, the people running in it had a 50% lower injury rate than the people in the other shoe.

This is during a 12 week half marathon training program and people in the other shoe, over 30% of them got injured in 12 weeks, actually in less than 12 weeks because the only way that they could have done the study or qualified as injured is having something like three or more missed sessions in a row. So basically it had to be no more than 10 maybe 11 weeks tops, roughly 10 weeks. So in less than 10 weeks, approximately over 30% of the people who got injured in the best selling motion control running shoe and in the React Infinity, okay, about 15% got injured. How is this good?

Listen in, I’m your host Steven Sashen. Remember to join the tribe and subscribe at https://jointhemovementmovement.com.

Comments (3)
  1. Hi Steven

    I can’t help thinking that highly marketed shoe companies never refer to the competition in any of their podcasts etc. Is there anything to learn from that? It’s like when the peace movement gets bored down in talking about war.. talk about what the peaceful world looks like… Talk about what the movement movement world looks like.

    I wouldn’t give the competition any airtime at all on your podcasts. Just never mention the names. We don’t need to know. All mentioning them does is raise awareness. I had never heard of motion control shoes before listening to these very podcasts. Did I need to know? Probably not. Yet I can see why such crap annoys the crap out of you. Focus on the world you want to see. Which you obviously do owning Xero Shoes and talk to me about that. Sure blow off a bit of steam about the crap the nameless others are projecting yet focus 90% of our attention on Pro barefoot/minimalist running.

    Why not send free pairs of shoes out with press release and posters and digital photos to the journalists you wish to mind alter never once mentioning other makers, simply focusing on all the benefits of Xero Shoes? That’s what the competition will be doing.

    Love life your feet first!
    Steve Cunio 🙂

  2. Years ago I read a fascinating statement: Man is not a rational animal, but a rationalizing animal. What you said in this podcast is a very good demonstration of that.
    When my sisters and I made first few trips hiking up Mount Whitney we were in old-fashioned “tennis shoes” with no problems.

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