Middle Distance

Middle Distance running includes the 800-, 1000-, 1500-, 2000-meter runs as well as the mile [1].

For middle distance runners, the fit of the shoe is recommended to be more slipper like than glove like [2].  A middle distance flat should provide good midfoot support with little to no slippage in the heel.  Most importantly, a middle distance flat should have some wiggle room in the toebox, enough to provide comfortable room for the toes.

Compared to the fit of long distance flats, middle distance flats should fit a little tighter and snug around the midfoot and toes, while still providing some wiggle room to prevent blisters during the longer middle distance events such as the 2000-meter runs and the mile [2].












[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_distance_running.  Accessed 4/08/2012.

[2] http://www.youtube.com/user/runningwarehouse.  Accessed 4/18/2012


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