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How to Choose the Best Running Shoe

TheActiveTimes.com reports it is best to select a running shoe based on your gait (or how your foot strikes the ground as you run); the cushioning provided; and the proper fit.

Mark C. Drakos, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS, provided commentary to the TheActiveTimes.com regarding the level of support provided by a minimalist shoe, citing “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 be at risk of a stress fracture.” Dr. Drakos added, “I would advise against long-term barefoot running or minimalist shoe wear choices.”

Read the full article at TheActiveTimes.com.