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Adaptations To Running While Footwear Cushioning And Surface Are Manipulated, Trampas M. Tenbroek May 2011

Adaptations To Running While Footwear Cushioning And Surface Are Manipulated, Trampas M. Tenbroek

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Minimal footwear sales have encountered rapid growth over the last several years. Minimal footwear are often constructed with thin basic uppers and thin, flexible midsoles. It is likely that running in minimal footwear will require adaptation and adjustments as the amount of cushioning and the geometry of the foot/ground interface will be substantially different than what many are accustomed to. This research investigated the effect footwear cushioning amount and the running surface had on running patterns. Study 1 (Chapter IV) utilized two different running footwear conditions and two different cushioned treadmill conditions, as well as a barefoot condition, to ...