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Urban Sports Center
(225) 778-7226
920 Main St
Baker, LA
 
Payless Shoe Source
(225) 775-7893
6404 Groom Rd
Baker, LA
 
Payless Shoesource
(225) 262-0025
10218 Sullivan Rd Central Plaza
Baton Rouge, LA
 
F S Williams Country Store
(225) 683-8251
5949 Highway 19
Ethel, LA
 
Sports Plus Of Baton Rouge Llc
(225) 358-0005
5151 Plank Rd # 12
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Payless Shoesource
(225) 774-9684
14436 Plank Rd Baker Plaza
Baker, LA
 
Payless Shoe Source
(225) 774-9684
14500 Plank Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Shoe Department
(225) 261-6816
14455 Wax Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Payless Shoesource
(225) 357-9759
5842 Plank Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Shoetime
(225) 356-1006
5151 Plank Rd # 10
Baton Rouge, LA
 

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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