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Best Running Shoes of 2023, Part 2: Racing and Trail Shoes
Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 171

2023 is quickly coming to a close, so it's time to pick our favorite shoes from the past year. Matt, Andrea, and David get together to share their picks for the best shoes. Tune in to hear their choices for long distance (half marathon/marathon) racing shoes, short distance (5K/10K) racing shoes, and trail shoes. This is our last episode of the year and we can't thank each of you enough for the support al year long! We want to hear from you: what are your favorite shoes of the year? Message us on Instagram or email us at ⁠⁠.


Best Marathon Shoes of 2023

Best 5k/10k Racing Shoe

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0:00 - Intro 
2:00 - Best Long Distance Racing Shoes 
9:44 - Runners up for Long Distance Racer 
16:22 - Best Short Distance Racing Shoes 
25:56 - Best Trail Shoe 
32:57 - Runners up for Best Trail Shoes 
38:04 - Wrap-up

Recent Episodes

#170: Best of 2023, Part 1 | Link
We share our favorite training shoes of the year)

#169: Mailbag |
The Role of Plates in Shoes, Matching Super Shoes to Your Own Mechanics, the Best Shoes for Bunions and More)

#168: Post-Marathon Recovery Strategies and Training | Link
(Andrea and Megan return for a discussion on post marathon tips)

#167: Strength Training for Runners Q&A |
(DPT Victoria Sekely shares strength tips for runners)

#166: Mailbag! |
(How long do shoes last? Health and marathon? And more)

#165: Runner's Guide to Achilles Tendinopathy |
(Matt discusses how to monitor and rehab the Achilles)

#164: The Science of Cardiology for Runners | Link
(Dr. Tamanna Singh dives into heart issues for runners)

Check out some of our favorite episodes!

#160: Bone Health for Runners |
(Montana Running Lab's Rich Willy breaks down bone health science)

#154: Ashley Mateo, Running Journalism |
(Running journalist Ashley Mateo joins for a conversation on sources)

#138: The Latest Findings on Super Shoes | Link
(Geoff Burns and Dustin Joubert share research on super shoes for slower runners)

#123: Amelia Boone, 4x World Champion in Obstacle Course Racing |
(Andrea and Megan have a fun and insightful conversation on OCR, injuries, and eating disorder with the Queen of Pain, Amelia Boone)

#111: Mastering the Art of Running Over 40
| Link

(Digging into Chief Editor Matt Klein's academic work, he and Andrea discuss the science of running at an older age. They cover a lot of ground from injuries to injury prevention.)

#95/96: Science of Footwear Design/Biomechanics with Saucony | Link (95)/ Link (96)
(In these episodes, we got a chance to speak with the footwear designers at Saucony to go in-depth on the design process there year-in and year-out. High level conversation on shoe design!)

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Best of 2023, Part 1

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