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Does the weight of a running shoe affect its performance?

Does the weight of a running shoe affect its performance? I found this article on the Barefoot Running Society boards that I believe would interest most runners. It has always been assumed that lighter shoes are better for running, or are they. Apparently, they are to a point, since cushioning and shock absorption and the ability to provide bounce helps us run better without using more energy. This year, Adidas came out with a line is shoes that were light, had a cushioning material that provided a huge amount of bounce with shock absorption with the idea that you can Read More »