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Does the cushioning in running shoes prevent injuries, or are they using a myth to sell us their next shoe?

Does the cushioning in running shoes prevent running injuries, or are they using a myth to sell us their next shoe? If you have purchased a running shoe lately, you may notice that over the last several years, designs have changed. You may buy a certain shoe or new design because of how their cushioning may help prevent running injuries. The narrative of cushioning your impact and how they do it is selling shoes.  Some shoes do it with an air cushion (Nike), while others use a technology that increases the amount of bounce (Adidas) while others are using new Read More »

Rob Defilippis from Runner’s High in Metuchen NJ tells us about the newest 2018 shoes and products for runners.

Rob Defilippis from Runner’s High in Metuchen NJ tells us about the newest 2018 shoes and products for runners. The weather is finally warming and many of you no doubt are beginning to go outside and run.  Running shoe designs have changed markedly over the past few years and it is not about Nike or New balance anymore, since other manufacturers are rethinking what a running shoe is and what it should do, including some newer boutique brands not normally carried in the big box stores like Dicks or Road Runner Sports whose poor shoe fitting habits results in hundreds Read More »

The newest trend in running shoes; cushioning. Check out this NY Times article.

The newest trend in running shoes; cushioning. Check out this NY Times article. As recently featured in our interview from Runners High in Metuchen, manufacturers are retooling and rethinking how a running shoe should not only have us run but how it should absorb the shock from the road. In the interview, Rob had mentioned a new shoe design from Hoka which is becoming hugely popular, with its wide base of support (straight last), shock distribution ability and overall unique design, which should help reduce injuries and improve the enjoyment of running. While other manufacturers of well known lines such Read More »