A scientific study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) measures a lower heart rate and reduced lactic acid build up with the Swiss running shoe On
On, the revolutionary running shoe, today announce the results of the ETH scientific study, confirming the science behind the On shoe helps maintain a lower heart rate and reduces the buildup of lactic acid when compared to other running shoes.
40 well-trained runners took part in a broad study at ETH Zurich, which showed that, on average, while treadmill running in Ons, their heart rate was reduced by 2 beats per minute when measured against their heart rate while running in their favourite running shoe. It also revealed the lactate acid concentration in their blood was reduced, on average, by 5.4%. The differences are statistically significant.
For 12 runners, the heart rate was reduced beyond daily variances of up to 10 beats per minute. Only 2 subjects showed an increased heart rate outside their daily variances. With the On, most runners could therefore perform at lower heart rate levels even when running at the same speed as in their usual shoe of choice. Being able to run with a lower heart rate and reduced lactic acid, means a runner can run for longer and faster.
The study was conducted at the Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport by Prof. Dr. med. Urs Boutellier and Claudia Knöpfli.
“The physiological benefits of the On compared to conventional running shoes seem to increase at higher speeds. It will be exciting to see how this translates into competition results”, explains Boutellier.
“Many runners, athletes and casual joggers alike, report improved running times and new personal bests. The independent ETH study now proves the key factors involved on a scientific level“, says Olivier Bernhard, the former professional triathlete who developed the On running shoe.
The young Zurich based company On today publishes the study report on its website: www.on-running.com
On features the award-winning Cloudtec outsole technology engineered in Switzerland. Its 13 unique Cloudtec-elements absorb destructive energy on impact before becoming firm to unleash positive energy on push-off for acceleration. Running On feels light, natural and fast.