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The laws of traction: Athletic footwear and risk of injury

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 8:38 AM | By Brittany Sinclair and Kathleen Denbeigh

The morning after the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders for the 2017 Grey Cup, the CFL published an article titled “Shoe change helps Argos ‘sneak’ up on Stamps,” highlighting the impact a change in footwear had on the Argos’ play.

In true Canadian fashion, the Grey Cup was hosted during the first snowstorm of the year. The Argos got off on the wrong foot in the first half of the game, while players slipped and slid on the snow-covered field. But many of the players...