Does the weight in ounces on running shoes make a difference in performance?

by:  iRunCompany




























Yes! - It seems as if ounces don't make much of a difference, yet when it comes to running shoes, picking the right weight (in ounces) can be crucial. For example, It's not the same to run on a 10+ oz. shoe than on a 9.5 oz.; even if it doesn't seem like it will have much of an effect, after thousands of steps on a single run, it certainly will! This conclusion has been drawn by doing various analyses after trial and error.


As a runner, you'll find very valuable information below for when it comes to ounce weight and distances.


Marathon (long distance) training: From 10 to 11.5 ounces

Marathon: From 7 to 9 ounces


Half matahon training: From 9 to 10.5 ounces

Half marathon: From 6 to 7.5 ounces


10K/5K: From 5 to 6 ounces


Half Ironman and olympic distance triathlons: From 6 to 8.5 ounces




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