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Pace is fundamental

In 2018 we pulled a team of scientists together to test our theory that running shoes tuned by pace would be much more efficient. The research proved the theory. Shoes tuned by pace offer better cushioning and better propulsion efficiency.

When running, the forces generated at 5 min/mile are much greater than the forces generated at 9 min/mile. The difference is so great, in fact, that it’s impossible to make a midsole that responds correctly and efficiently to both those paces. So why aren’t today’s shoes tuned by pace? Shoe companies want to make it easy on themselves rather than good for the runner.

FastPods

Impact forces are much different than propulsion forces, so each of our midsoles has two FastPods. The heel FastPod is carefully tuned to respond to the specific impact force you generate at your pace. Since it’s tuned for the way you run, you get perfect cushioning, not too hard, not too soft.

The forefoot FastPod is tuned to give you max propulsion efficiency at your pace. If a midsole is too soft for the forces generated, it’s like running on memory foam. Not efficient! But in a pace-tuned Vimazi, the forefoot FastPod compresses then rebounds into place as you push off. No wasted energy.

Pace Zones

A Pace Zone is the pace range for a given Vimazi shoe. Each model has been tuned to respond optimally to the impact and propulsion forces produced within that pace zone. (Outside their designated pace zone, our shoes run like any other shoe.) The forces are mostly created by pace, but your weight also plays a role. We estimate weight ranges based on gender, shoe size, and running speed. Since the forces change more dramatically at faster paces, the pace zones at faster end of the running spectrum are narrower than the Pace Zones for models tuned to slower paces. Want to geek out some more? Contact us and we'll be happy to answer any question.

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