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?
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