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*Athletic Footwear and Chronic Overloading: A Brief Review

TITLE: Athletic Footwear and Chronic Overloading: A Brief Review1990-1.pdf

Accessible Summary:

Purpose:  To summarize developments in related to plantar tactile mediated locomotory control to this time.

Synopsis: This paper allowed an opportunity to state the case that athletic footwear promotes overloading through insulating the plantar surface from sensory information.  The effect of athletic footwear on stability, and the response of humans to instability with amplified impact, was not yet known - it was subject of experiments in the following years.

Significance: This paper best describes the state of our understanding of running related injuries associated with the use of modern athletic shoes, at the time of publication. Future research added greater complexity to this issue.