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Mailbag! The Role of Plates in Shoes, Matching Super Shoes to Your Own Mechanics, the Best Shoes for Bunions and More
Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 169


This week's episode is all about your questions! We love hearing from you and fielding your questiosn, so Nate and Matt are here to answer more. They discuss the role of plates, foams, and more in super shoes, and the possible efficiency of the Nike Alphafly's Zoom Air Pods. They give tips for finding comfortable shoes when dealing with bunions, training your body for shoes with different heel drops, and much more. Keep the questions coming by hitting us up on Instagram or at doctorsofrunningpodcast@gmail.com!




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Chapters

0:00 - Intro 
4:09 - What makes a super shoe "super"? 
7:24 - What role does the plate play in super shoes? 
15:38 - How do Nike's Air Pods influence efficiency? 
16:43 - Matching super shoes with your own running mechanics 
22:30 - Why aren't other companies using things like Air Pods? 
24:34 - Super shoes the DOR team races in 
26:26 - How to find shoes for bunions 
38:14 - Running in shoes with differing heel drops 
45:54 - How does posterior heel flare impact stability? 
48:14 - How does a posterior heel bevel facilitate running mechanics? 
57:08 - Wrap-up



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