Just remember, Nike, one of the largest shoe companies on the planet, started minimalist shoes in 2005. That’s 11 years ago. Now, they may have led the running industry in the completely opposite and incorrect direction with the Nike Air Max back in the day, but they have since figured it out. Our foot needs to behave the way it was intended to – free. The foot should adapt to the ground, flex, bend and pronate to absorb motion. Healthy feet don’t need orthotics or motion control.
Here’s a great video from Nike with athletes demonstrating how our feet SHOULD behave when being active.
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.