PODIATRIST EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RUNNING SHOES AND SNEAKERS
posted: Oct. 27, 2023.
“Running shoes are often lighter and have less side-to-side control than traditional sneakers,” Samantha Landau, DPM, MPH, faculty member at New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) in the Orthopedics & Pediatrics department — who is fellowship trained in gait-related disorders in the lower extremities for adults and children — told the New York Post.
|Dr. Samantha Landau|
“They are designed so one can run faster, jump higher, and perform better in a sprinting setting. As a result, a forefoot rocker is often seen in running shoes along with material that is very lightweight. You also want a shoe that bends only by the toes, where your foot is supposed to bend,” Landau adds. “A lot of newer, on-trend shoes bend in the middle of the foot where your foot is not supposed to bend.”
Source: Victoria Giardina, New York Post [10/19/23]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News