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PodChatLive: Episode 53 with Chris Napier [Running Shoes]

By Insights

Picking the right pair of running shoes can make or break your running technique.

In this latest episode of the Podchat Live podcast, Dr Chris Napier: Physiotherapist and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (and 2:33 marathoner) summarises his recent BJSM editorial on the logical fallacies in the running shoe debate, and we talk about how runners (both uninjured and injured) should choose shoes, what the evidence tells us (and doesn’t yet tell us), how much focus and attention running shoes seem to get (and whether this is warranted), and is it just all about comfort?