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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Healthy Runners
and you are
between 18 and 50
years old
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

The following study proposes to investigate the injury risk associated with the use of a new category of running footwear: the minimalist shoe. A group of experienced adult male and female runners with neutral foot types will take part in this study. All participants will be randomized to receive one of three different shoes: a full minimalist shoe (Vibram 5-Fingers), a partial minimalist shoe (Nike Free 3.0) and a conventional neutral supportive running shoe (Nike Pegasus), while training for a 10k event over a 14-week period. Outcomes to be investigated are pain, footwear perception, and number of injury events. The hypothesizes is that participants using the minimalist footwear during their running program will experience a reduction in running related pain. A greater degree of footwear minimalism will result in a greater reduction in pain (compared to the partial minimalist shoe, Nike Free).

Provided treatments

  • Other: Nike Pegasus
  • Other: Nike Free 3.0
  • Other: Vibram Five Fingers Shoe

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01334346. The sponsor of the trial is University of British Columbia and it is looking for 91 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
An Investigation on Footwear Minimalism and Injury Risk in Runners