The minimalist running craze hit an all time high with record numbers of Vibram Five Finger minimalist running shoes and their imitators made millions touting these shoes would strengthen your muscles and decrease your injuries. But now it has hit a new low when a runner is bringing a lawsuit against the company stating that these claims are false with no true research behind the claims. The company stands by their product, and admits no wrong doing. The runner states she was taken advantage of with false promises.
The point is that there is no magic shoe that will across the board cure all ailments, strengthen your muscles, and decrease your injuries. There are many different shoe types for every type of foot. This is why it is important to know what your running shoe basics before jumping on the next bandwagon. If you are a runner and are experiencing pain, then visit our office and make an appointment with one of our doctors. Don't delay, or you may be doing more harm than good to your running feet. More information about the Vibram Lawsuit can be found here.