In summary, this is anecdotal, but these are the changes we are seeing in runners who have transitioned to less of a shoe. These results were seen and described by many in the barefoot running community and now we are exponentially increasing numbers as runners are switching to minimalist type shoes. This is just one documented example of many with photographic evidence that I have seen in my practice. Why is this so significant? Because this is proof that running in a minimalist shoe can strengthen intrinsic foot musculature which can then change the shape of the foot and arch over time. I hope to soon have more similar objective results published!!

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Of course what I am about to share is anecdotal. I realize that. However, this is a two year example of the changes that can occur to an adults foot that results from strengthening the postural muscles of the foot, specifically the abdcutor hallucis muscle. This is not the direct result of simply wearing a minimalist shoe. Mens Air Nike Jordan This is the result of what happens when you stress the foot and let it work the way it was intended to and become stronger. It has not relied on external support and adapted to the stresses placed upon it. The studies that are currently being published share weeks or sometimes a few months of results. This is a 2 year example. My colleagues and I are also submitting for publication a 6 month study that will show objective results of a similar finding. Let’s see what happens to the foot when you do not rely on orthotics and motion control shoes.

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These are the types of articles the critics respond with. Do you see what I’m getting at? I know I recently presented a case that only involved one runner. I did this so others can visualize what can occur. Nike Womens Air Max I have the data from a statistically significant amount of runners with objective findings which will eventually be published. I too could post cases of runners who get injured as I see them daily in my office. And yes some of them are in minimalist shoes, but it’s the way they’re running and more so their training patterns which cause the injuries. I was trying to make a point that this is safe, it does help to improve someone’s form indirectly, and there are long term benefits from it.