Craig Payne

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Impact Related Factors and Running Injury

I have blogged before (Just How Significant are Heel Impacts at Causing Injury When Running?) and repeatedly commented that the evidence that links impact related factors to running injuries is far from compelling. I am not saying they don’t, it is…

I have blogged before (Just How Significant are Heel Impacts at Causing Injury When Running?) and repeatedly commented that the evidence that links impact related factors to running injuries is far from compelling. I am not saying they don’t, it is…

I have blogged before (Just How Significant are Heel Impacts at Causing Injury When Running?) and repeatedly commented that the evidence that links impact related factors to running injuries is far from compelling. I am not saying they don’t, it is…

Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk

This is not a new study and I did comment on it almost two years ago when the results were first available. What is new is that it was finally published in full today: Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk Among United States Army Soldiers Tyson…

This is not a new study and I did comment on it almost two years ago when the results were first available. What is new is that it was finally published in full today: Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk Among United States Army Soldiers Tyson…

This is not a new study and I did comment on it almost two years ago when the results were first available. What is new is that it was finally published in full today: Minimalist Running Shoes and Injury Risk Among United States Army Soldiers Tyson…

Search Engine Popularity of Running Shoes: 2015 Update

It that time of the year where I use the Google keyword tool to look at the popularity of different Google searches for different running shoes. Previous years here and here. Brooks running shoes 40500 33100 27100 Adidas running…

It that time of the year where I use the Google keyword tool to look at the popularity of different Google searches for different running shoes. Previous years here and here. Brooks running shoes 40500 33100 27100 Adidas running…

It that time of the year where I use the Google keyword tool to look at the popularity of different Google searches for different running shoes. Previous years here and here. Brooks running shoes 40500 33100 27100 Adidas running…

Intrinsic Muscle Strength in Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is something I have frequently blogged about. Plantar fasciitis is very common. I beleive plantar fasciitis is generally badly managed with a lot of snake oil being touted for it and a lot of one size fits all approaches to…

Plantar fasciitis is something I have frequently blogged about. Plantar fasciitis is very common. I beleive plantar fasciitis is generally badly managed with a lot of snake oil being touted for it and a lot of one size fits all approaches to…

Plantar fasciitis is something I have frequently blogged about. Plantar fasciitis is very common. I beleive plantar fasciitis is generally badly managed with a lot of snake oil being touted for it and a lot of one size fits all approaches to…

Minimalist vs Maximalist Running Shoes and Achilles Tendon Loads

Sometimes I struggle to decide what to include as the title of a blog post; this time is no exception. Should I title this post: “Minimalist Running Shoes Increase the Achilles Tendon Load” or should I title it “Maximalist Running Shoes Decreases the…

Sometimes I struggle to decide what to include as the title of a blog post; this time is no exception. Should I title this post: “Minimalist Running Shoes Increase the Achilles Tendon Load” or should I title it “Maximalist Running Shoes Decreases the…

Sometimes I struggle to decide what to include as the title of a blog post; this time is no exception. Should I title this post: “Minimalist Running Shoes Increase the Achilles Tendon Load” or should I title it “Maximalist Running Shoes Decreases the…

Chi Running did not lead to less injuries

One of the narratives of the various running ‘cults’ is just to make stuff up about the benefits of it and then wish it was true (the wishful thinking fallacy). The claims may or may not be true, but to make them up and wish that they are true is to…

One of the narratives of the various running ‘cults’ is just to make stuff up about the benefits of it and then wish it was true (the wishful thinking fallacy). The claims may or may not be true, but to make them up and wish that they are true is to…

One of the narratives of the various running ‘cults’ is just to make stuff up about the benefits of it and then wish it was true (the wishful thinking fallacy). The claims may or may not be true, but to make them up and wish that they are true is to…

‘Overpronation’ … the quack is strong in this one …

…so is the Dunning-Kruger effect. I have written before on some of the nonsensical stuff that gets written on ‘overpronation’, but most of that is limited to the crankosphere blogosphere, and forums where you can just make stuff up and wish it was…

…so is the Dunning-Kruger effect. I have written before on some of the nonsensical stuff that gets written on ‘overpronation’, but most of that is limited to the crankosphere blogosphere, and forums where you can just make stuff up and wish it was…

…so is the Dunning-Kruger effect. I have written before on some of the nonsensical stuff that gets written on ‘overpronation’, but most of that is limited to the crankosphere blogosphere, and forums where you can just make stuff up and wish it was…

Running Shoe Counts

Each year Lava Magazine has been publishing the running shoe counts from “Kona”, the Ironman in Hawaii. They just published the 2015 data from David Jewel at Shoe Ranger of the shoes worn in the marathon leg. I have been putting into table form their…

Each year Lava Magazine has been publishing the running shoe counts from “Kona”, the Ironman in Hawaii. They just published the 2015 data from David Jewel at Shoe Ranger of the shoes worn in the marathon leg. I have been putting into table form their…

Each year Lava Magazine has been publishing the running shoe counts from “Kona”, the Ironman in Hawaii. They just published the 2015 data from David Jewel at Shoe Ranger of the shoes worn in the marathon leg. I have been putting into table form their…

The Functional Movement Screen for Predicting Running Injuries

I like studies like this. Straight forward research question; methods designed to answer the question; and sound methods and analysis. This make a change from the depressing nature of the failed peer review process of some recent reviews I did (and a…

I like studies like this. Straight forward research question; methods designed to answer the question; and sound methods and analysis. This make a change from the depressing nature of the failed peer review process of some recent reviews I did (and a…

I like studies like this. Straight forward research question; methods designed to answer the question; and sound methods and analysis. This make a change from the depressing nature of the failed peer review process of some recent reviews I did (and a…

The effect of ‘energy boost’ footwear on running economy

The energy boost running shoes from Adidas came to the market a few years ago to mixed commentary. Adidas were cautious what they claimed about the shoe, but bench testing did show the the material did provide a better ‘energy return’ than a typical…

The energy boost running shoes from Adidas came to the market a few years ago to mixed commentary. Adidas were cautious what they claimed about the shoe, but bench testing did show the the material did provide a better ‘energy return’ than a typical…

The energy boost running shoes from Adidas came to the market a few years ago to mixed commentary. Adidas were cautious what they claimed about the shoe, but bench testing did show the the material did provide a better ‘energy return’ than a typical…

Foot strike pattern and injuries in ultramarathoners

The preponderance of studies on foot strike pattern and injury risk have shown that there are no differences. In terms of injury rates, they are the same regardless of the foot strike pattern. Yet despite that evidence, I fail to understand why there…

The preponderance of studies on foot strike pattern and injury risk have shown that there are no differences. In terms of injury rates, they are the same regardless of the foot strike pattern. Yet despite that evidence, I fail to understand why there…

The preponderance of studies on foot strike pattern and injury risk have shown that there are no differences. In terms of injury rates, they are the same regardless of the foot strike pattern. Yet despite that evidence, I fail to understand why there…

Shoe inserts for Sacroiliac Joint Pain?

It is always a pleasure to comment on some good research that really has the potential to change clinical practice; its just a shame that bad science keeps me distracted from commenting on the good science. Journals have a responsibility to not…

It is always a pleasure to comment on some good research that really has the potential to change clinical practice; its just a shame that bad science keeps me distracted from commenting on the good science. Journals have a responsibility to not…

It is always a pleasure to comment on some good research that really has the potential to change clinical practice; its just a shame that bad science keeps me distracted from commenting on the good science. Journals have a responsibility to not…

The Minimalist Index for running shoes

One of the problems with running shoe research is that different running shoe manufacturers use a different set of design features to try and achieve the same effect. For example, there are a number of different design features that could be…

One of the problems with running shoe research is that different running shoe manufacturers use a different set of design features to try and achieve the same effect. For example, there are a number of different design features that could be…

One of the problems with running shoe research is that different running shoe manufacturers use a different set of design features to try and achieve the same effect. For example, there are a number of different design features that could be…

Vibram FiveFingers and muscle strength … umm, err…

{POSTSCRIPT: The journal have removed this paper after they were informed of the conflict of interest by someone who had read what I wrote below. } {POSTSCRIPT 2: The journal have published the paper with all the flaws mentioned still there. They…

{POSTSCRIPT: The journal have removed this paper after they were informed of the conflict of interest by someone who had read what I wrote below. } {POSTSCRIPT 2: The journal have published the paper with all the flaws mentioned still there. They…

{POSTSCRIPT: The journal have removed this paper after they were informed of the conflict of interest by someone who had read what I wrote below. } {POSTSCRIPT 2: The journal have published the paper with all the flaws mentioned still there. They…

Foot morphology in barefoot vs shod runners and its effects on biomechanics

A few weeks ago there was this publication that looked at morphological differences between habitual barefoot and shod runners and it was only of mild interest due to the ethnic differences between the groups. Were the morphological differences due…

A few weeks ago there was this publication that looked at morphological differences between habitual barefoot and shod runners and it was only of mild interest due to the ethnic differences between the groups. Were the morphological differences due…

A few weeks ago there was this publication that looked at morphological differences between habitual barefoot and shod runners and it was only of mild interest due to the ethnic differences between the groups. Were the morphological differences due…

Motion control running shoes do affect the running injury rate

Earlier today I summed up some of the key papers and discussions at the Footwear Biomechanics symposium in Liverpool (here). In that summary I did promise more on this study as it has the potential to put a real spanner in the works, especially in…

Earlier today I summed up some of the key papers and discussions at the Footwear Biomechanics symposium in Liverpool (here). In that summary I did promise more on this study as it has the potential to put a real spanner in the works, especially in…

Earlier today I summed up some of the key papers and discussions at the Footwear Biomechanics symposium in Liverpool (here). In that summary I did promise more on this study as it has the potential to put a real spanner in the works, especially in…

Relevant Gems from the 2015 Footwear Biomechanics Symposium

The Footwear Biomechanics group of the International Society of Biomechanics meets every two years; right now its meeting in Liverpool, UK, so here are some of the relevant selected highlights from this meeting for me: Darren Stefanyshyn started of…

The Footwear Biomechanics group of the International Society of Biomechanics meets every two years; right now its meeting in Liverpool, UK, so here are some of the relevant selected highlights from this meeting for me: Darren Stefanyshyn started of…

The Footwear Biomechanics group of the International Society of Biomechanics meets every two years; right now its meeting in Liverpool, UK, so here are some of the relevant selected highlights from this meeting for me: Darren Stefanyshyn started of…

Muscle Activity in Barefoot vs Shod Running

A number of relevant studies a have been published in the last few days. Rather than add them to that massive backlog of papers I need to write about, I am trying to knock them out quickly. The first one showed no injury differences between barefoot…

A number of relevant studies a have been published in the last few days. Rather than add them to that massive backlog of papers I need to write about, I am trying to knock them out quickly. The first one showed no injury differences between barefoot…

A number of relevant studies a have been published in the last few days. Rather than add them to that massive backlog of papers I need to write about, I am trying to knock them out quickly. The first one showed no injury differences between barefoot…

Mechanical and physiological analysis of minimalist versus traditionally shod running

This is the 4th new study to be published in the last few days. The first one showed no injury differences between barefoot and shod runners; the next one showed no differences in injuries and performance between heel and midfoot/forefoot strikers;…

This is the 4th new study to be published in the last few days. The first one showed no injury differences between barefoot and shod runners; the next one showed no differences in injuries and performance between heel and midfoot/forefoot strikers;…

This is the 4th new study to be published in the last few days. The first one showed no injury differences between barefoot and shod runners; the next one showed no differences in injuries and performance between heel and midfoot/forefoot strikers;…

Foot Strike Pattern and Injury Rates

Hot on the heels of the prospective study I just reviewed on injury rates between barefoot and traditionally shod runners that showed that there really weren’t any differences we have a publication showing that here were no differences between…

Hot on the heels of the prospective study I just reviewed on injury rates between barefoot and traditionally shod runners that showed that there really weren’t any differences we have a publication showing that here were no differences between…

Hot on the heels of the prospective study I just reviewed on injury rates between barefoot and traditionally shod runners that showed that there really weren’t any differences we have a publication showing that here were no differences between…