Ok...so my background in physical therapy had me scratching my head when a store opened up across from the market where I shop. Then I started seeing aerobic classes for adults, and children using these devices. My specialty in the US was "feet and ankles", and understanding gait, loading, and biomechanics of function.
I looked on the internet, and there have been some studies on the "claim" of reduced impact for athletes. In fact this is the claim, "with a lower risk of injury, providing significant protection
to the joints, when compared to traditional sport shoes. Consequently, Kangoo
Jumps rebound shoes could be considered the world’s lowest impact shoe."
Really...??? I looked up to see how much these "impact shoes" cost. In the US...the cheapest version is $179, with available spare parts at $20 and up. With an average monthly salary of $300-400 USD here in Albania, I wonder how many pairs of Kangoo Jumps this store has actually sold...?
No...I have no plans to go in and try on a pair...!