New study purports to demonstrate that maximalist shoes, like Hoka, lead to larger impact forces and a deterioration of form. Hence, increased possibility for injuries.
This runs directly counter to the popular claims made by those wearing highly cushioned shoes. I don't think there is anything surprising in the study--body knows/learns how to deal with shock and maximalist shoes interfere with this ability/process. Nevertheless, the study should heighten the debate...
A nice summary here: http://www.ergo-log.com/all-to...uries.html
Get the published article here: http://journals.sagepub.com/do...7118775720