Movement Science in the News
Kyle Barnes' Research Highlighted in Lanthorn
October 22, 2018
Two Grand Valley State University community members are performing high-impact research on the effects of specific shoes on running economy. GVSU senior Jordan Juzwiak, Clinical Exercise Science major, is working with Dr. Kyle Barnes, PhD and Professor of Movement Science, to test how different shoes can improve the running efficiency and economy of elite athletes.
The idea for this research came to life when Nike came out with Nike VaporFly 4% shoes, which were advertised to improve running economy by four percent. With these shoes, Nike planned to have somebody break two hours in the marathon.