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Novice runners use rearfoot strike pattern when wearing typical shoes

from Lower Extremity Review

Unlike experienced runners, almost all novice runners tend to use a rearfoot strike pattern when wearing a conventional running shoe, according to a Danish study e-published in January by Gait & Posture. Researchers from Aarhus University in Aalborg, Denmark, evaluated footstrike patterns in 903 novice runners, all of whom wore the same conventional style of running shoe, as they ran on an indoor track. Video analysis revealed that 96.9 percent of the 456 male participants and 99.3 percent of the 447 female participants used a rearfoot strike pattern. more

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