A new study reports that rotating shoes while training may reduce injuries by up to 39%. Researchers in Luxembourg did a first-of-its-kind study analyzing runners who ran in one shoe versus multiple shoes and found that runners who rotated their shoes had less injuries. The reason, they say, may be because different shoes distribute the impact forces of running differently, which lessens the strain on any given tissue.
Participation in other activities was also cited as a way to prevent injuries, so make sure you’re getting plenty of cross-training in! Cross-training activities like biking, swimming and yoga are especially good for runners.
Do you rotate shoes or do you stick to your tried-and-true favorite kicks?