Form, footwear, and running injuries
Ask a dedicated runner what annoys them more than anything else, and they are likely to answer, “running injuries.” Runners by nature tend to be incredibly dedicated to the point of running through pain and injuries when they shouldn’t, or returning to training before they are fully healed. This in turn may lead to frustration due to recurring injuries or worsening of previous injuries.
Runners also often have a near fanatical dedication to specific types of shoes, sometimes to the point of sacrificing form in preference of footwear. While the proper shoes may help stabilize the foot or improve biomechanics, they can only do so if the runner already practices good running form. Form and how one trains have just as much, if not more, to do with running injuries as footwear.