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    This research focuses on different types of running shoes. Many articles, experiments, and statistics were examined to determine whether maximalist or minimalist running shoes are better for preventing injury and

    The Running Shoe Debate: Maximalist vs. Minimalist (Abstract, Final Research Paper)

    This research focuses on different types of running shoes. Many articles, experiments, and statistics were examined to determine whether maximalist or minimalist running shoes are better for preventing injury and maximizing your training. Many studies indicate that purely running...

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    • I really liked your question and the research you have gathered so far. I thought it was really interesting to see if a maximalist or minimalist shoe would be better for you in the long run. It makes a lot of sense that the minimalist shoe would prevent injury and help maximize your training.

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    My research question is, Which running shoe is best for injury prevention: maximal or minimal running shoes?

     

    While searching the Pioneer database, I came across a few studies that were very interesting a

    The Running Shoe Debate: Maximalist vs. Minimalist (Pioneer database research)

      My research question is, Which running shoe is best for injury prevention: maximal or minimal running shoes?   While searching the Pioneer database, I came across a few studies that were very interesting and helpful.     Suzanna Logan, Ian Hunter , J....

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    • Very interesting. I never knew that even just something a simple is a midshoe sole can affect performance. Not only in performace, but also risk of injury. It would be interesting then to see what brands of shoes provide the best sole and design for performance.

    • I think this could lead to a lot of headway on how athletes can improve their performance and reduce the risk for injury. In addition, I think that shoe makers can learn from research like this to be able to focus on making different types of shoes availiable for the different ways that people want to use them.

    • I’ve actually thought about how much the shoe runners wear affects their performance. I am really interested in learning about this new topic and what your research paper ends up looking like.

    • Katie this was a great topic idea being that most people definitely don’t know the importance of running shoes and the affects on all body mechanics. This was a very interesting read, and I’m intrigued to see more!

    • My question is: do people know about this information? Are the top runners in the world aware that these differences in shoes could help their performance so much more? I feel like if a top runner did not keep up with the latest and greatest shoe technology, then they would fall behind all the other runners. The best thing to do then would be to educate all runners about these shoes, Katie, to help all runners achieve more.

    • I am interested in your article “The Running shoe debate” because one of my friends does track. Also because it is something that can affect performance.

      One sentence that stood out to me is “The purpose of Jennifer Baltich, Christian Maurer, Benno M. Nigg’s study (Increased Vertical Impact Forces and Altered Running Mechanics with Softer Midsole Shoes) was to quantify the effect of shoe midsole hardness on apparent ankle and knee joint stiffness”, because I realized that different shoes may make a runner uncomfortable. This helped me understand why shoes affect performance.

      Another sentence that stood out to me was “This study provides experimental evidence that shoe midsole hardness can in fact affect vertical force impact peaks during running.”, because this is a factor that may make the runner tired quicker.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I went to watch my friend at track and one girl had to stop running because new shoes were really hurting her. Therefore, she had to stop in the middle. She did not win or come close to it because of her shoes.

      I look forward to your next post because it is very interesting to read about things that could happen to me or my friends.

    • I was able to relate to this because I run and it is interesting to see how a shoe affects performance. I would like to prevent injuring my feet by running.

    • Katie, thank you for sharing such information on running shoes. I myself find the correct running shoes for a runner to train in is very important. It can often make or break someones season and i’m glad you shared this with the world.

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    In the Gale Research Database I found various articles and research about different types of running shoes.

    In a study published by Reuters Health Medical News, runners reported higher rates of injury and pain

    The Running Shoe Debate: Maximalist vs. Minimalist (Part 2)

    In the Gale Research Database I found various articles and research about different types of running shoes. In a study published by Reuters Health Medical News, runners reported higher rates of injury and pain with minimal (less structured) shoes. After three...

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    As a competitive runner who logs 25-30 miles a week the most important thing to me is keeping my body healthy and injury free. That means choosing the right pair of shoes is critical. When I started running, I

    The Running Shoe Debate: Maximalist vs. Minimalist

      As a competitive runner who logs 25-30 miles a week the most important thing to me is keeping my body healthy and injury free. That means choosing the right pair of shoes is critical. When I started running, I truly...

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    There has been a long debate about whether the government should require children to be vaccinated. Even though there are no federal laws that mandate vaccinations, all 50 states “require” certain vaccinations for

    Should the Federal Government Require Children to be Vaccinated for Preventable Diseases?

    There has been a long debate about whether the government should require children to be vaccinated. Even though there are no federal laws that mandate vaccinations, all 50 states “require” certain vaccinations for children entering public schools. According to...

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    • I never thought about the fact that vaccinations are government required. I just figured that that’s what you do before you go to school. It’s very interesting that some people avoid these vaccinations for religious reasons. I personally cannot imagine not getting vaccinated knowing the risks of these diseases. However, I think it is very important to respect the values of every individual person.

    • While I think the rights of the individual should be respected I also believe we should not entertain the idea if it is something that puts the entire society at risk. Rather than make the question of whether we should even mandate the process of vaccination, I believe we should increase funding to educate the American public

    • I like your article. It is really a problem worth us to think about. Although the consequences of not receiving the vaccine is bad, but we should need have our own rights to chose do or do not receiving the vaccine. And the other thing is the government should let people knows both possibility of get vaccine or not, they can offer information to us, and we should chose do or not do it.

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    A study published by the Nature Climate Change  found that people who believe that climate change is a serious problem often times do little or nothing to try and combat the problem. “…members of the public who

    Do we really care about the environment?

    A study published by the Nature Climate Change  found that people who believe that climate change is a serious problem often times do little or nothing to try and combat the problem. “...members of the public who are “alarmed” about...

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