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Should You Wear Racing Flats?

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published January 8, 2013


When you’re vying for a top-10 finish at a major marathon or your most recent results determine if you can put food on the table, it’s easy to understand why wearing racing flats is a no-brainer. But can wearing racing flats help you, the average runner, even if you’re not running world-class times?

The short answer is yes, absolutely.

First, we’ll break down the scientific advantages and disadvantages of wearing racing flats, then provide specific instructions on when and what type of racing flat to wear–regardless of what pace you’re running or distance you’ll be racing.

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