Running Shoe Stores Washington DC

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Easy Spirit
(202) 638-7228
529 14th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Sports Zone Corp
(202) 232-1395
2301 Georgia Ave Nw # D
Washington, DC
 
Ecco
(202) 588-0163
1636 Connecticut Ave Nw
Washington, DC
 
Shoes By Lara
(202) 331-5002
1139 18th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Shoefly Dc
(202) 332-1077
1520 U St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Bandolino
(202) 737-0432
529 14th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Payless Shoesource
(202) 387-8315
1777 Columbia Road Nw
Washington, DC
 
City Sports Inc
(202) 467-4100
1111 19th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Wild Women Wear Red
(202) 387-5700
1512 U St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Nine West
(202) 216-9490
50 Massachusetts Ave Ne
Washington, DC
 

Runners, Your Shoes Make a Difference

They may not make you run faster or jump higher. Yet the material in the running shoe you wear does seem to make a difference. This study tested different shoes to shed some light on the mechanics of running.

When you run, your foot hits the ground with high impact. This study helps prove that the muscles of the leg adjust to this impact through a process called muscle tuning. Muscle tuning lessens the effects of impact on the tissues of the leg.

The midsole of running shoes also helps lessen the effects of impact. These researchers tested two different midsoles on six different runners. They found major differences in the muscle tuning between different shoes. And muscle tuning was significantly different between individual runners. Some runners did better with a hard midsole, while others benefitted from a softer one.

A better understanding of how our legs work when we run may help researchers find ways to treat or prevent conditions caused by the wear and tear of impact on the body. And who knows, maybe it will spur shoe companies to develop a "super shoe" that really makes us run faster.

Reference: 

James M. Wakeling, et al. Altering Muscle Activity in the Lower Extremities by Running with Different Shoes. In Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. September 2002. Vol. 34. No. 9. Pp. 1529-1532.

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