December 6, 2018 7:00 pm
“I want Kipchoge’s shoes: An evidence-based guide to choosing shoes for injury prevention and performance”
-Presented by New Balance
Join us at Forerunners North Shore on December 6th at 7:00 pm for a presentation with Chris Napier. Chris is a physiotherapist and competitive distance runner, and has recently completed his PhD in running biomechanics and injury prevention at UBC. In this talk, Chris will be discussing his recent editorial: “Logical fallacies in the running shoe debate: let the evidence guide prescription”.
“For the past 40 years, running shoes have been prescribed on the basis of matching shoe features to foot-type to prevent running-related injuries. Yet, traditional shoe prescription has failed to prevent injuries during this period. Recently, alternative shoe-types have emerged (minimalist, maximalist, and zero-drop) and have gained popularity among runners, retailers, and health professionals. But are these shoes any better at preventing injuries? What about improving performance? What other factors affect injury prevention and performance?”.
Cost is $5 and proceeds will be donated to the Harvest Project in North Vancouver. Click “enroll now” above to sign up.