Category Archives: injury prevention

A New Study Says Don’t Obsess Over Pronation

So, how important is it that we go to Luke’s to get the perfect shoe?

According to this study cited in the New York Times,

“The research reinforces a widespread belief among scientists studying running ‘that pronation doesn’t play much of a role’ in injury risk….

It also suggests… that trying to alter pronation with a specific type of shoe is probably misguided. At the university’s running clinic, ‘we see so many injured runners who’ve been told that they over pronate’ and need sturdy motion-control shoes to fix the problem. ‘They wind up injured anyway.'”

Read the rest here:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/the-myth-of-pronation-and-running-injuries/?hpw&_r=0

Aside

Are you less likely to get injured running in your “birthday shoes?” Is it better to land on your forefoot rather than your heel? According to this article in the New York Times, not necessarily.