Carbon-Plated Shoes Best for Experienced Runners:

MD Podiatrist
Deployed with strategy and intention, carbon-plated shoes can be a game-changing addition to an experienced runner’s shoe rotation. Yes, the word “experienced” is key. Dan Michaels, DPM, emphasizes that runners should already have strong running form-including a fast cadence, a slight forward lean, and a strong knee drive to avoid heel striking-in order to wear the shoes, as well as strong feet, ankles, and glutes.
Some experts believe that the shoes’ extreme energy return could overtax the tendons and ligaments in the midfoot, or lead to plantar fasciitis or bone stress injuries. Dr. Michaels says that the high stack in most carbon shoes could lead to instability, leaving you at a greater risk of ankle sprains.