There’s no right way to run. You run you!

by | Mar 30, 2022

3 min. read

What’s behind the advanced footwear at Brooks?

If you peel back the laces, it all starts with the run. Our biomechanics scientists in the run research lab meticulously study and analyse the mechanics of human movement to better understand how to help prevent injury, enhance comfort, and improve performance.

Not to brag about our team of researchers or anything, but they led one of the largest running research programs to crack the code on how forces on the body affect a runner. Our team has spent hundreds of hours in the lab studying runners’ individual motion paths, then gathered direct insight with hundreds of different runners outside of the lab.

The result was a total paradigm shift.

This team of research run-stars (aka running experts x superstars) found that every runner has a unique motion path that consists of the way their joints move naturally. When a runner deviates from their natural motion path, there is greater loading on the knees, which can lead to running-related injuries.

We know. We know. It sounds like a lot. But really their findings are simple: there’s no right way to run. Every runner has their own natural path of least resistance that minimizes excessive loading on their bodies. Our footwear engineers took these findings and developed advanced running technology that doesn’t “fix” your run, it optimizes it— helping you run your unique path, happy, healthy, and injury free.

Our top tip

If you are looking for a support shoe which brings balance, stability and comfort, with the addition of GuideRails® support and soft DNA LOFT cushioning underfoot, then we recommend the Adrenaline GTS 22. 

Brooks assesses the way your body naturally runs and offers the right shoe to fit your run, your way. Celebrate your individuality with every step you take. If you need more information about which Runner and Technology is right for you, visit our Run Signature page.  

Bottom line, the ideal time of day to exercise is when it is best for you. Although more research is needed in this area to draw a conclusion on exactly what time of day is the best to exercise, what we do know is that long-term exercise does in fact improve aerobic capacity, cardiac function, management of BMI, and strength. So, the evidence points to moving your body for overall wellness regardless of what time you do it.

Keep that spring in your step this season and embrace your Run Happy journey with Brooks Running!

Our writer’s advice is intended for informational or general educational purposes only. We always encourage you to speak with your physician or healthcare provider before making any adjustments to your running, nutrition or fitness routines.

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