henry copeland: Not 100% this research's focus, but 1 in 4 runners injuried in 6 months h/t @mescottdouglas pllqt.it/oc6FNk
Does a Shoe’s Heel-to-Toe Drop Matter? | Runner's WorldResearchers at the Luxembourg Institute of Health followed 533 recreational runners for six months while the subjects did all of their running in models with a 0-, 6-, or 10-millimeter drop. The shoes’ respective stack heights were 21 millimeters in the heel and forefoot; 21 millimeters in the heel and 15 millimeters in the forefoot; and 24 millimeters in the heel and 10 millimeters in the forefoot. The shoes were otherwise identical. With injury defined as a leg or lower-back pain that resulted from running and cut into planned training for at least one day, 25 percent of the runners reported being injured during the six-month study period. The study’s main finding was that injury rates among the three groups were similar—runners got injured at roughly the same rate whether their shoes had a heel-to-toe drop of 0, 6, or 10 millimeters.