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Nike put its energy-returning foam into a shoe you can train in

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Pegasus turbo running shoe

Nike's new Pegasus Turbo has the same foam as its fastest racing shoe, the Vaporfly Elite.

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Runners typically save their very best for race day: Their freshest legs, their best headspace, and their spediest shoes, hopefully coalesce to achieve a fast time. But, the vast majority of a runner’s pavement pounding comes during training, and those practice runs require different sneakers. For those long hours, runners need a good training shoe: Unlike a racing shoe which is meant to propel a runner forward, a training shoe should feel softer, expertly absorbing the repeated pounding on the pavement to lessen impact on the joints. At the same time, it

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