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Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

Super Shoes: Can They Help You Run Faster or Are They Just for Elites?

If you’ve paid any attention to elite racing times or even had conversations with anyone in your running group, then you know all about “Super Shoes”.

If you’re a new runner, “Super Shoes” are the general term for running shoes made for racing that contain a carbon fiber footplate that adds more “spring” to each step and thus improves running economy by reducing the amount of work a runner must do while running at a given speed.

Coach Michael and Coach Andie discuss how super shoes have changed the elite running landscape, but more importantly, discuss what super shoes mean for the “average runner”.

They’ll talk about…

  1. When should you give super shoes a try
  2. Why you should avoid wearing them too often
  3. How much will they help (hint: everyone will be different)

You’re going to love this in-depth deep dive on all things super shoes, plus takeaway some lessons you can apply to your own running!

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