This week we talk with author and runner Alex Hutchinson about the so-called carbon shoe revolution.

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In the era of $300 space age running shoes that helped us see the first human in history break 2 hours in the marathon, we ask if the hype is worth the price. We get nerdy about technology, address the concept of “shoe doping”, and discuss whether what we’re seeing is innovation or inequality.

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Alex Hutchinson is a science journalist, former national team runner, and author of the New York Times bestseller Endure. He’s also a longtime columnist at Canadian Running Magazine.  His article about the rapid evolution of shoe technology is featured in the most recent issue on newsstands now.


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