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DOR Podcast #143: Buy or Sell: Plated Training Shoes, 3D Foot Scans, 40+mm Stack Height Shoes and More

Think of this episode like a game show/quiz: buy or sell? Nate, David, and Matt take a look at a bunch of different trends in the running shoe world and ask whether they would buy or sell each of them. Are mega-stack trainers worth it? Should EVA be kicked to the curb? Should we train in plated trainers and/or super shoes? What's the point of the new crop of short-distance racing shoes? Tune in for our takes on all of these and more!

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0:00 - Intro 
05:34 - Buy or Sell: shoes with 40+mm of stack height 
14:30 - 3D foot scans to help you pick shoes 
23:20 - Ditch EVA for PEBA 
30:02 - Plated training shoes 
38:58 - Matching foot type or pronation to shoe type
44:28 - Dual-density midsoles 
50:45 - Shoes without true rubber outsoles 
55:52 - Daily training in super shoes 
1:03:54 - Super shoes built for short distance races 
1:11:39 - Wrap-up

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#140: Mailbag! |
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#139: Nike Vaporfly 3 | Link
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Recently at Doctors of Running

Asics Magic Speed 3 - A big update offers a softer, more versatile platform
Asics Kayano 30 - Big changes bring Kayano into the future, creating a geometric stability option
Adidas Adizero Boston 12 - Lightstrike 2.0 lightens this trainer a great deal
Saucony Triumph 21- The excellent Triumph from last year gets a new upper that dials in the fit for an excellent overall ride
Mizuno Wave Rider 27 - Retooled to feel a little lighter underfoot and with a greatly improved fit
Saucony Sinister - Sub 5ozs of speed

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