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How Much Do Heavy Shoes Slow You Down by forcing you burn more energy at a given pace?

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. Running speed and energy cost are proportional, so a 1-percent […]

How Much Does The Heavy Shoe Slow You Down?

But that claim has seldom been tested in practice, so that’s what a team in Rodger Kram’s Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder, led by post-doctoral researcher Wouter Hoogkamer, decided to explore in a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. The study used specially modified pairs of Nike […]