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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.

The upstart Swiss company is shaking things up with an unorthodox cushioning system and an emphasis on grassroots marketing

Our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, likes the Challenger ATR 5 because its cushioned sole is kind on his body. “Hammering those mentally therapeutic miles and not complaining about aching knees afterward make the ATR 5’s some of my most cherished gear,” he wrote.

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

These models will help you push your speed limits

This shoe won our Gear of the Year award in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Its “engage-as-needed support system makes for an exceptionally comfortable ride,” wrote our testers. “It’s a great choice for neutral runners whose feet collapse inward when they’re tired and for chronic pronators who’ve…

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.

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.

Five years after the Vaporfly upended marathon running, track shoes are set to star in Tokyo

Thanks to these boots, hiking went from painful to pure bliss

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

With the right preparation you can sneak out the door for a 30-minute workout at any time

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

Kicks for getting faster, from race day to recovery jog

Top-notch gear for wrangling singletrack adventures

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.

These plant-based and recycled-material running shoes are stylish, comfortable — and not ready to be your daily trainers.

Saucony refreshes the Freedom with its top-end foam, making it a springboard to responsive running.

This spring’s hot shoe trend is simplicity: designs that deliver smooth rides and clean lines by avoiding complexity and letting their advanced materials show off.

We combed through hundreds of products to pick these three

The gap between performance and style has never been wider—or has it?

Puma returns to speed with a new line, topped by the super-foam-cushioned and carbon-fiber-plated Deviate Nitro

As scientists continue to debate what elements create super shoe magic, what do we know, and what does that mean for how you select your next racing shoes?

A scientist who argued for stack height limitations explains his reasoning and current thoughts one year after the World Athletics ruling.

This ideal 100k shoe, HOKA's Carbon X 2 shines at all speeds for any stride, making it a super shoe for more than super runners.

La Sportiva's waterproofed Jackal is winter ready, mountain rugged and wide foot friendly.

The rebirth of the original rocker is an attractive, smooth-rolling — but heavy — easy-day shoe.

Marathoners ran 1-2% faster in super shoes and women benefited more than men in analysis of four World Marathon Majors.

We've selected the best road and trail shoes for the year from major brands.

Blast off with the Rocket X, HOKA’s high-end carbon racer for speedy runners.

This update to Altra's burly-soled trail shoe smooths some rough edges, making it livelier, lighter and more flexible.

Topo's new Ultraventure Pro is a rugged, protective long-run or thru hiking shoe that takes on any terrain with panache and won’t soon succumb to wear or tear.

The traction, stability, and protection will arm you for adventure.

This spin-off of the popular Razor is more versatile and durable while providing a light, responsive ride that feels fantastic at all paces.

Brooks improves the fit of the Divide, their all-terrain crossover road/trail shoe — and leaves the versatile, no-nonsense ride alone.

Michael Krajicek is the visionary behind the outlier Atreyu shoe brand.

Don’t let doubts about being a “real runner” scare you off — a running store is your friend to help you run better and more enjoyably.

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