To hit high speeds you need good wheels, which is why we en­listed the MH Lab Coats to test the best run­ning shoes for ev­ery dis­tance

Men's Health (UK) - - Agenda -

Train­ers are hav­ing a mo­ment. From fash­ion­for­ward de­signs that in­cite ‘sneak­er­heads’ to queue overnight, through trail shoes and thin-soled bare­foot run­ners, the choice has never been greater. Or, for that mat­ter, more con­fus­ing. But if you count your­self among the 10 mil­lion run­ners now reg­u­larly hit­ting UK roads, se­lect­ing the cor­rect pair is crit­i­cal. Not only will a sub-par set of kicks trip up your en­durance, they can also cause sig­nif­i­cant in­jury. And with most train­ers de­signed to with­stand no more than 500 miles of wear, it’s prob­a­bly time you up­graded your ex­hausted foot­locker, any­way.

In this trial we’ve left fash­ion to Yeezy and fore­gone fads in favour of road-ready per­for­mance. Tested at our lab in Ore­gon – Mo Farah’s US train­ing base – we’ve an­a­lysed ev­ery­thing from heel cush­ion­ing to sole flex­i­bil­ity. These run­away win­ners are fit for recre­ational ath­letes and those seek­ing a sub­three hour marathon alike. What’s more, with stud­ies from Iowa State Univer­sity show­ing that each hour-long run cor­re­lates to seven more hours on your lifespan, these are an in­vest­ment in longevity, too. Make faster fit­ness a shoe-in.


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