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What makes these shoes different is, among other things, a carbon-fiber plate in the midsole, which stores and releases energy with each stride and is meant to act as a kind of slingshot, or catapult, to propel runners. The shoes also feature midsole foam that researchers say contributes to increased running economy. The shoes, which retail for $250, confer an advantage on all kinds of runners: men and women, fast runners and slower ones, hobbyists and frequent racers. Bullos, 11, was one of several on her team of 12 athletes who made their own footwear because they had only two pairs of running shoes among them at the competition in the central province of Iloilo.

The Air Jordan III is Cohen’s “favorite shoe of all time.” It was the first shoe to feature the Jumpman logo on the tongue. Anyone who saw Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya break the two-hour marathon barrier in October very likely saw something else, too: the thick-soled Nike running shoes on his feet, and, in a blaze of pink, on the feet of the pacers surrounding him. Since 1971, Nike and its famous Swoosh logo have become global powerhouses in the sportswear industry, supporting athletes from grass roots to elite as well as producing streetwear for the coolest of cats.

Nike just launched a new shoe specifically designed for medical workers who have some of the most physically demanding jobs in the world. In order to support people like nurses, who typically walk four to five miles and sit for less than an hour during a 12-hour shift, the brand created the Nike Zoom Pulse — a shoe that was tested by medical professionals and made with the help of their insights. Whether you work in the medical industry or are simply looking for an ultra-comfy shoe to get you through long days spent on your feet, these slide-on sneakers are a great option and support a good cause.

Still, Jordan made one last attempt at his dream company, taking Nike’s offer to Adidas and asking them to come “anywhere close” to the offer. It didn’t work out with Adidas, and Jordan ultimately signed with Nike. The Vomero is Nike’s max cushion offering, but the latest version amps up the responsiveness as well—that makes it a good pick for longer distances where you want enough bounce to feel fast. Zoom Air units and React foam in the midsole provide the cushion, which has long been one of the best parts of this shoe. Flywire cables work within a newly redesigned, good-looking upper that is engineered to support your stride,” according to Nike’s website.

What’s responsible for these boosts to performance? Their design includes a plate of carbon fiber in the middle of the shoe, and midsole foam which research suggests also plays a role. And even if you’re not an elite runner like Kipchoge, the Times’ research still indicates that these shoes can make you faster; the effect is on runners across the board. Besides race times and the names of shoes, we also have data on runners’ gender and approximate age. For some of the more serious runners, we have detailed information about their training volume in the months leading up to a race. We also know about the weather on race day.

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