Switching Up Shoes, Not Foot Strike Pattern to Reduce Injury Risk
Runners', the use of multiple pairs of shoes for running (different brand, model or version, but having the predominant pair used on average only 58% of the time) lowers running-related injury by ~40% (!) over runners who strictly wear one pair of shoes. Incorporating cross training also has a protective factor on running related injuries. Incorporating multiple pairs of running shoes and activities may be effective at reducing repetitive stress injuries because load placed on the musculoskeletal system is varied.
Our bodies like variety - these are simple changes that could potentially limit an unwanted setback!