Associate Professor Dustin Joubert of Stephen F. Austin State University discusses his study comparing seven carbon-plated "Super Shoes", and how runners and triathletes should interpret and use the results. We also discuss more informal testing that Dr Joubert is doing on a regular basis in his lab, including shoes not included in the study.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-What is a super shoe, what are the purported benefits, and the proposed mechanisms behind them?
-The Super Shoe study: protocol, shoes included, results and conclusions. Are the Nikes all-conquering?
-What does this mean for consumers? How should triathletes and runners go about selecting shoes for racing?
-Dr Joubert's informal testing, including the Adidas Adios Pro 2 and running in crocs!
-How do running economy benefits translate to performance benefits?
-What happens to the benefits from Super Shoes when running uphill or downhill?
SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
ROKA - Exceptional quality triathlon wetsuits, trisuits, swimskins, goggles, performance sunglasses as well as prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Online vision test for prescription updates and home try-on options available for eyeglasses. Ships from the US, UK and EU. Trusted by world-leading athletes such as Lucy Charles-Barclay, Javier Gómez Noya, Flora Duffy, Morgan Pearson, Summer Rappaport and others in triathlon, cycling, speed skating, and many more. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
ZEN8 - The ZEN8 Indoor Swim Trainer is a one of a kind swim bench for time-crunched triathletes looking to improve their swim technique, power and propulsion, and consistency of swim training. It is very affordable, about the price of a pair of running shoes, and Zen8 offer free shipping in the US and the UK. Best of all, you can try it risk-free. If you don't love it after two weeks, send it back and get a full refund. Get 20% off your order at zen8swimtrainer.com/tts.
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
RATE AND REVIEW:
If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/
Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at email@example.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.