The simple sneaker mistake you’re making

April 11, 2015 11:00 AM

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The simple sneaker mistake you’re making

Recently I was in a HIIT class and, per usual, I was taking note of everyone’s gear, specifically their choice of sneakers. I have to say, I was kind of taken aback by what I saw: The majority of the folks in class were sporting running shoes instead of cross trainers (gasp!). It took every fiber of my being to not go to each person individually and tell them how their current kick decision may be setting them up for injury down the line.

“Running typically involves relatively straight line motion at relatively constant paces over flat surfaces,” explained Paul Langer, DPM, a podiatrist in Minneapolis, and author of “Great Feet for Life.”

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