Unique flexible cage structure helps anchor foot in running shoe

Movement in running shoe or even walking shoe must be restricted in order to reduce the impact on the knee and foot due to improper landing on hard surfaces, which can result from errors in strides.   While the experiential knowledge of securing the foot in the running shoe is known from the sport physiology … More Unique flexible cage structure helps anchor foot in running shoe

New concepts in design of outsoles for neutral, minimalist and stable runners

The outsole design of running shoes is once thought to be monolithic with slight variation from a main theme where the thread pattern is tuned either for running on synthetic track or concrete and road surface. However, in recent years, Adidas has brought forth a revolution in thread design in running shoes that upended the … More New concepts in design of outsoles for neutral, minimalist and stable runners

Outsole wear out pattern of a neutral or under pronation shoe

Runners of different pronation exerts different load and stress on the running surface. Depending on whether you are under pronation, neutral pronation or flat footed, you exert different stress levels on the concrete or synthetic track.   In general, neutral or slightly under pronated runners need to wear shoes catering to the natural pronation (or … More Outsole wear out pattern of a neutral or under pronation shoe

Articular cartilage’s role in aiding locomotion of joints

Joints are the enabler of motion between two bones. For example, during running, the knee and ankle joints are in coordinated motion to reduce the impact sustained during landing. But, what is the element in the joint that reduces and sustains the vertical and lateral forces typical of running? It is the articular cartilage.   … More Articular cartilage’s role in aiding locomotion of joints