My running shoes lecture from the American Podiatric Medical Association National Meeting.
I had the opportunity to present my philosophy on running shoes and injuries at the National Meeting for the American Podiatric Medical Association in Hawaii on July 28, 2014. The lecture was a debate format in which Dr. Jeffery Ross and I shared our view points and theories. With over 70 slides and references from peer reviewed journals dating from as far back as the 1970’s to present day, I presented my case on why running injuries are not directly related to nor resolved by shoes alone. If you are still stuck on shoes, orthotics, or can’t resolve an injury of which you think is shoe related, you need to watch this. It’s pretty fascinating to see the literature and how it’s our society and shoe manufacturers driving what we wear on our feet to run, and not science or medicine.
I have also included Dr. Ross’s lecture below and the question and answer session that followed.
Dr. Campitelli’s Lecture
Dr. Jeff Ross’s Lecture
Question and Answer
Altra Zero Drop Footwear Superior 1.5 (Black/Lemon Chrome/Fiery Red) Men’s Running Shoes
Dr. NIck, I very much enjoy your posts and they are very useful (barefoot runner myself and work with runners as a feldenkrais teacher). I wish someone like you would also do something to apply the research to the children’s shoe industry – or maybe you/they have done?? My daughter has just started secondary school in the UK and the list of shoes they were required to wear were all stiff-soled, ‘supported’ shoes as this is seen to be ‘smart’ and also correct..I have always tried to find more flexible shoes for her (tricky with pre-teens who want to wear Do Martins and chunky trainers so it has always been a bit of a compromise) but to have school insist on stiff shoes was very upsetting. I have sent them some of the research from eg Dan Lieberman and Benno Nigg but so much is either directed to running shoes or orthotics, how about mainstream shoes – especially kids.