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From style to safety, Detroit Pistons have shoe game covered

Detroit Free Press discusses the sneaker culture influence on NBA basketball players, noting some players view their sneaker selection as a first line of defense against injury; while others see it as more of a fashion statement.

Free Press spoke to Mark C. Drakos, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS regarding the choice of footwear selection, who cited, “There have been a lot of studies showing - particularly in the running world - that if you wear lighter, more flexible, more flimsy sneakers, you’re more likely to have a risk of a stress fracture.” Dr. Drakos suggested a strong base for sneakers, with safety being the first priority.

Read the full article at freep.com.