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In today's episode, Matt sits down with Dustin Joubert to talk about the physiology behind Super Shoes. Dustin has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and is a professor at Stephen F Austin State University. He has been conducting running economy research regarding how people respond to a various number of the current super shoes, including the Alphafly, Vaporfly, Metspeed Sky, Rocket X, and Endorphin Pro (among others). They talk about the results of his current research (linked below), plans for future study, and recommendations for how different runners should (or shouldn't) use this date to inform their purchases for running shoes. They also go into his own personal experience in the shoes and how he has processed which shoes he likes most, which he calls his "LabRat" testing.

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Chapters
00:30 About Dustin's history and interest in running
03:35 Prior running research discussion (Vaporfly study), discussion setting up study
06:35 Discussing results of the study
23:36 What advice Dustin has for choosing shoes based on his research
28:59 Personal thoughts on Super Shoes after testing
43:10 Words of wisdom for companies?

Learn more about Dustin's work here:
Preprint Link: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/kinesiology/33/
Crowdfunding Link: https://graphite.sfasu.edu/impact-jacks/project/support-research-for-women-s-running-shoe-performance-at-sfa
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/labratrundown/

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