Adding Carbon Fiber To Shoe Insoles May Not Improve Running Economy

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PoWeR Lab postdoc Owen Beck is first author of a paper describing how carbon fiber insoles may not improve running economy. Together with PI Greg Sawicki and 4th year PhD student Pawel Golyski he investigated a host of biomechanical variables spanning the joint and muscle levels, the only significant change induced by adding carbon fiber plates to running shoes was a longer ground contact time.  You can find the paper here!