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Toe Shoes Aren't Really That Great, According To Science!

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New scientific research sheds light on why the barefoot method isn't necessarily better for you than normal running shoes!

Some people just can’t get enough of the whole barefoot method running shoe thing, and back up their fancy footwear choice with claims of a more natural gait and fewer injuries.

There’s a theory that forefoot striking is better than heel-striking, and that the extra padding on normal running shoes prevents a forefoot landing.

While that may be true, scientists are now saying that the supposed benefits are all hogwash!

The New York Times summarized the findings of the scientific study as follows:

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