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We tested the revolutionary running shoes that make marathon champions fly

DECRYPTION – With their carbon plate, these shoes revolutionize practice and boost the times of stars. A modest runner from Le Figaro tried them on to see if they keep all their promises…

Four pairs of the latest running shoes under the tree… Santa Claus was generous. And these gifts (at our request from the brands) are timely at the start of the year and this period of good resolutions. Above all, they will allow the amateur runner that I am (about ten sowings, 20 km, and two marathons in Paris and New York) to slip into the skin, or rather the shoes, of the stars of the marathons.

In recent months, Nike, Adidas, Asics and Puma (among others) have competed in ingenuity to design these revolutionary shoes equipped with carbon fiber plate that allow their champions to break records of all kinds. Yves Lescure, podiatrist, details the three main characteristics: “ the carbon plates make it possible to increase the longitudinal rigidity and create a tilting effect, the new foams used deliver a higher energy return and lightness is a key element in improving performance…

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