What type of running shoe should you choose for competitions?
For competing and improving your times, it’s best to choose a light shoe with a low drop rather than one with more cushioning.
• You run short distance races (< 10 km): opt for a stable and dynamic shoe that is close to the foot for increased responsiveness, such as the Brooks Hyperion, Adidas Adizero Adios or Mizuno Sonic.
• You run medium- to long-distance races (> 10 km): The Adidas Adizero Boston provides plenty of energy return and is appreciated for its lightweight. The Saucony Kinvara and New Balance 1500 stand out for their optimal dynamic performance.