WABC-TV - Dr. Alexis Colvin: “Warning For 'Barefoot' Running Shoes Runners”

New York, NY
 – September 13, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

A lot of diehard runners are ditching their traditional sneakers and putting on shoes with really thin soles, the ones that make you feel like you're running barefoot. But, these trendy shoes are now being linked to a new rise in injuries among runners. Doctors say they're now seeing lots of injuries in runners who wear the so-called "barefoot" shoes-with a thin sole. "Patients tend to get tendonitis, either of the Achilles tendon or the back of the calf. Or, plantar fascia, the sole of the foot," said Dr. Alexis Colvin with The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Learn more