Aim: The purpose of this study was to verify whether stiffness is altered by wearing minimalist shoes during running. Synthesis: Fourteen runners carried out two trials of 5minutes at 10km.h-1, one was performed with minimal shoes and the other with traditional shoes. Kinematics data were measured by an Optojump® and vertical (kvert) and leg stiffness (kleg) were calculated from these data. Conclusion: The kinematics adaptations induced an increase in kleg in minimalist shoes, whereas kvert is not influenced by the type of shoes.
- Minimalist shoes
- Spring-mass model
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine