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Continued: Running: barefoot vs. cushioned shoe

  • Article by: ALAN BAVLEY , Kansas City Star
  • Last update: May 10, 2013 - 12:22 PM

“I don’t know if there’s a point where you can’t change, but you need to work on it slowly,” Mullen said. “Pay very close attention to what your body is telling you, the aches and pains. We have seen patients with stress fractures because they threw their regular shoes aside too fast. It’s worth considering, but it may not be for everyone.”

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