8 mm is huge!

Did you know that the typical running shoe has a 10-12 mm drop? Do you even know what that means? It means that the shoe places the runner’s heel 10-12 mm higher than his or her forefoot. That’s all about to change, though.

Recently Saucony has discovered that an 8 mm drop allows runners to adjust their stride in order to land mid-foot without sacrificing cushioning or stability. A mid-foot strike greatly reduces impact when compared with a heel strike. At 8 mm, a runner’s ankles, calves, knees, quads and hamstrings are in better alignment allow these joints and muscles to better absorb the impact of the road.

Check out the following video, which introduces the new shoe geometry:


Is this the perfect marriage of minimalism with cushioning/stability technology? Time will tell, but you can decide for yourself by heading over to Saucony’s Facebook page where you can enter to win a pair of Saucony 8 mm running shoes. Hurry because the offer end on November 8th.

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