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Sports Footwear: Problems and Advances

  • Marcelo Pires PradoEmail author
  • Guilherme Honda Saito
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Abstract

Sports footwear has evolved significantly in the past decades. Footwear innovations provided more comfort and performance improvement both for the professional and amateur athlete. With new technologies being developed every year, it is challenging for the general physician to keep updated with the literature. However, as the knowledge regarding sports footwear evolves, athletes become more demanding, aiming for optimal performance. Therefore, it is essential that the sports physician be capable of prescribing the most appropriate sports footwear according to the athlete’s specific needs and expectations.

Keywords

Physical activity Running injury Minimalist shoe Footwear Running Biomechanics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil

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