Navigation Links
Pricey Running Shoes Not Worth It: Study
Date:10/10/2007

omfort. They also ran in the shoes while wearing high-tech sensors that gauged pressures at various points on the foot, including plantar pressure, the force generated by the impact of the sole hitting the ground.

"I believe that sports manufacturers are using similar, if not the same, equipment for measuring pressure inside the shoes," Abboud said.

Tabulating the results, the researchers reported no significant differences in comfort between the shoes, regardless of their price.

When it came to shock absorption, some shoes performed better than others on different areas of the foot, but no clear pattern emerged. In fact, plantar pressure was actually lower for the cheap-to-moderately priced footwear compared to more high-end gear, although this difference did not reach statistical significance, the researchers said.

"The perception is that if you pay more, you might end up having something more protective within the shoes, but that's something that we just couldn't find," Abboud said. "From what we found, [the difference] seems to be pure advertisement."

Efforts by HealthDay to reach shoe manufacturers Nike and Adidas for comment were unsuccessful.

Podiatrists and footwear experts have their own views on the findings.

"I don't think there's anything shocking in this article -- to find out that maybe some of the high-end running shoes really aren't necessary for the average person that's running," said Dr. James Christina, a podiatrist and director of scientific affairs at the American Podiatric Medical Association. Big-name companies "come out with a new model [of running shoe] every year," he said. "How much of an improvement has really been made?"

But he also pointed out that people who buy sneakers are paying for a shoe's longevity, not just its comfort and protection.

The Scottish study is just a "snapshot of the cushioning ability of that shoe in time," C
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Why running noses are a good thing
2. Running delays disability in the aged
3. Rats dream about running mazes...
4. Running Water Restored In Chinese City
5. Running Alone Might Not Be The Answer
6. Retro Running Is Found To Be More Advantageous
7. Higher Gas Prices Leave Many Workers Running on Empty
8. Bird Flu Risk Still Running High in Egypt, Indonesia, WHO Says
9. Australian Injured as Spain Begins Annual Bullrunning Festival
10. Protestors Strip, Don Horns Against Spains Running of the Bulls
11. Skip the Drug, Pick Up Your Shoes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... According to a study published today in PLOS ... world where malaria is common can mount an immune ... them to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and ... in their bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop ... by the malaria parasite. , Each year, approximately 200 ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report ... suffered a recent major loss are more likely to ... The study is published in this month,s issue of ... Because compassionate behaviors are associated with better health and ... into ways to improve the outcomes of individuals whose ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MANHASSET, NY In a review published in the ... MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, ... the medical community,s approach to treating sepsis, ... 200,000 Americans. , Sepsis occurs when molecules released into ... inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... has created a new technology for modifying human ... the body and selectively target cancer and other ... that monitor and modify human physiology is a ... existing technology enabled bioengineers to build such devices ... in a customized fashion. , "The project addressed ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Il. (April 17, 2014) Doctors who treat ... called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing treatment ... of the disease and help relieve shortness of ... transplants, and sirolimus can cause potentially fatal complications ... pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling, medical director of Loyola ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3
... Health Plans of America (MHPA) Executive Director ... proposed elimination of California,s State Children,s Health Insurance Program ... Governor,s proposal to eliminate the Healthy Families program would ... the federal government has just approved a major expansion ...
... led by conservative political operative with ties to convicted lobbyist ... Public Campaign Action Fund issued a new investigative report today ... group behind the political ads running in eight states, including ... funded by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, which has a ...
... with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff , , ... new investigative report today called "Viewers Beware of Anti-Health Care ... in eight states, including Nebraska, to oppose health care reform. ... which has a record as a right-wing political operation and ...
... Study findings could have lifesaving potential , MONDAY, June ... sleep during colonoscopy results in more frequent detection of ... new research has found. , During colonoscopy, patients can ... kept awake using moderate conscious sedation, which allows them ...
... Reducing Health Risks , , EAU CLAIRE, Wisc., June ... aren,t typically at risk for stroke, but lifestyle habits developed ... program run by Sacred Heart Hospital offers elementary school-aged children ... with parents and the administration at St. Mary,s and St. ...
... , Tate & Lyle will not appeal ITC decision; Voluntarily dismisses ... Changzhou Niutang , one of the largest global ... US Niutang, today announced that Tate & Lyle will not appeal ... decisively rejected Tate & Lyle,s infringement allegations against Niutang ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MHPA, Leading Association Representing Medicaid Health Plans, Issues Statement on Proposed California SCHIP Elimination 2Health News:'Viewers Beware' Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in Montana 2Health News:'Viewers Beware' Report By Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running In Nebraska 2Health News:Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results 2Health News:Sacred Heart Hospital Starts to Expose Students to Stroke Awareness at an Early Age 2Health News:Niutang Sucralose Patent Litigation Successfully Concluded 2Health News:Niutang Sucralose Patent Litigation Successfully Concluded 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... IRVING, Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the ... company, awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national ... with IT goods and services at lower costs. These ... value-added services such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , January 15, 2014 ... BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of highly sophisticated ... that on January 7, 2014, the Company,s board of ... Ben-Zion Weiner as its new member of the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. ... company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, ... Robert F. Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO ... Capital Markets, Tenth Annual Equity Conference. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3
Anterior Chamber Needle, 21 g., 8 mm from bend to tip. Overall length 25 mm. 5/box....
Anterior Chamber Needle, 25 g. Angled. 9 mm angled tip. Overall length 19 mm. 5/box....
Anterior Chamber Needle, 20 g. Angled. 7 mm angled tip. Overall length 23 mm. 5/box....
Hydrodissection / Aspiration Cannula, 25 g. Angled with left hook. 10 mm angled shaft with 2.5 mm left hook tip. Overall length 20 mm. 5/box....
Medicine Products: