- Three of four active runners sustain injuries, typically in the knee and lower leg.
- Runners who wear cushioned running shoes run heal-to-toe, or use a rearfoot strike (RFS) pattern. RFS is associated with longer strides and excessive load force--up to three times the runner's body weight--on the lower leg, knee, and hip.
- Minimalist, or barefoot, shoes promote the front or middle of the foot striking the ground first, known as a forefoot or midfoot strike (FFS and MFS). This pattern reduces stress on the knee, lower leg, and heel.
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