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The brand took its time entering the super-shoe race, but its new, responsive model for marathoners was worth the wait

In Episode 18 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman talks with biomechanist and ultra-runner Geoff Burns about the tech, controversies, comparisons, and benefits of today's super shoes.

Did the shoes that disqualified Vienna Marathon winner Derara Hurisa enhance his performance? A biomechanist weighs in.

Escape the squish: On's redesigned Cloudswift delivers a secure fit, stable platform and responsive underfoot feel.

Super shoe tech has made its way to the track. Here’s a roundup of the foam-and-plate super spikes for racing 800m and longer that you may have saw on the feet of Olympians in Tokyo.

The lightweight Puma Liberate Nitro feels and performs great on pretty much any type of run — and costs less than most of its peers.

We ran in 10 super shoes back-to-back and compared their feel and ride so you can narrow your search for the best model that fits your stride and preferences.

We reviewed the newest super shoes from each brand, testing 10 models to help you find the ride that works magic for you.

In this excerpt from the book “Kicksology,” Brian Metzler asks at what point will technological advances overshadow human propulsion.

The Brooks Trace is an affordable entry into the cushioned shoe experience: a neutral, lightweight, comfortable, no-nonsense trainer.

The Altra Provision 5 provides creative stability through geometry, proprioception and subtle guidance, while delivering a smooth, neutral, balanced ride.

How Saucony's versatile semi-super speedster rides and holds up over the long haul

HOKA's crowd-pleasing, revamped Mach 4 delivers plush uptempo performance.

The Cyclone is a perfect lightweight trainer/racer done the Topo way, with a superb fit and responsive feel.

There's nothing excessive about this well-appointed trainer, which delivers the snappy Razor ride with a touch of comfort for logging long miles.

These classic go-fast shoes are light, flexible and responsive, engaging your feet and providing a powerful connection to the road — so you can fly.

World Athletics looked into eight years of performance improvements, and some crazy statisticians from Cornell reviewed thousands of web photos — and they have numbers.

New Balance maxes out the max cushioning running shoe in a model for those who never ever want to feel the ground.

The 57% bio-based Condor 2 from Veja is for you if your impact on the Earth matters more than the performance of your shoe running on earth.

The seven best recovery shoes for runners, with a style and feel for any taste.

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