The collaboration between Eugen Brütting and Arthur Lydiard was a brilliant partnership. Each bringing value to the running world. The craftmanship of the shoes was unlike anything available in the back half of the 20th century. Perhaps the workmanship of shoes in the UK, but not as widespread in the US track scene of the late 60’s through the 70’s. The Road Runner was a workhorse, and its protection, durability, and comfort was nearly equalled by newly broken in competitors – emphasis on the equalled. High mileage? No problem, they could go all day long. Need some speed? That’s what the Lydiard racing shoes were for. My Road Runners were frequently used for those morning miles, as one knew that the protection was there and the active recovery was the purpose of those miles.