Fastest Shoes Have Dimples

Fastest Shoes Have Dimples If you're a medium to long distance runner, the upper design of your running shoes and the material they're made out of could provide a competitive edge. Wind tunnel research undertaken at Birmingham City University and published in the International Journal of Sport Sciences and Engineering suggests a dimpled texture resembling the surface of a golf ball can reduce drag thereby improving energy consumption for a faster finish.

True Strength Moment: If you're thinking that only elite world class runners would see any benefit from aerodynamically designed shoes, consider the fact that researchers used a 16 year old middle distance runner for this study. Even recreational athletes might be looking forward to shaving seconds off their best time.
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