Are your shoes causing more harm than good?
This is the question that has led to the explosion in the popularity of barefoot running, natural running shoes and the popular ChiRunning technique. It's thought by some that the extreme cushioning of running shoes leads to more injuries because it changes a person's natural running stride.
When wearing running shoes, many runners tend to make first impact in the heel first, instead of the forefoot.
In a recent American Council on Exercise study, researchers took a look at Vibram Five-Fingers shoes and how it can change your running position.