Doctors Kevin and Heather Vincent are featured in a Wall Street Journal article about selecting the right running shoe.

Doctors Kevin and Heather Vincent are featured in a Wall Street Journal article about selecting the right running shoe.
Published: Jul 24, 2014
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Doctors Kevin and Heather Vincent have been featured in the Wall Street Journal article about the dynamic shift in regards to selecting the right running shoe.

"It's been a learning curve for all of us in the field," says Heather Vincent, director of the University of Florida Sports Performance Center. "For so long, running shoes were designed to change how the feet move or restrict how they move."

Dr. Vincent wrote the ACSM guide with her husband, Kevin Vincent, director of the University of Florida Running Medicine Clinic. The Vincents, who run in lightly cushioned shoes with little to no heel lift, say that overbuilt shoes can alter the normal foot motion and force lower-body joints to compensate.

For more information, you can read the full Wall Street Journal article, "The Just-Right Running Shoe."