Top 4 Low-Drop Sneakers to Run Faster

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Top 4 Low-Drop Sneakers to Run Faster

Drop the extra padding and let your feet move freely during your workout.
New Balance Minimus 80 Multisport
4mm drop

Spatial awareness (proprioception) and the mind-muscle connection skyrocket the closer you get to barefoot. And on uneven surfaces in the outdoors you need to achieve that without the bulk. The Minimus 80 has a lightweight, grippy Vibram outsole and only a 4mm drop. It sports the same flex as other minimals but has a slightly stiffer suspension that better supports the lower legs and ankles around twisty terrain, says Mark Cucuzzella, M.D., of the Natural Running Center. ($100; newbalance.com)

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