How Much Do Heavy Shoes Slow You Down?

How Much Do Heavy Shoes Slow You Down?
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A study finds that adding even a few ounces affects race times.

Heavy shoes slow you down by forcing you burn more energy at a given pace. But by how much, exactly?

Studies dating back to the 1980s have shown that for every additional 100 grams (3.5 ounces) per shoe, you burn about 1 percent more energy. In theory, running speed and energy cost are proportional, so a 1-percent increase in mass should roughly correspond to a time that’s 1 percent ….Read the full article How Much Do Heavy Shoes Slow You Down?

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