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What exactly do they do for you? Reason tells me that they give you a little bit of extra traction at the cost of a less natural stride on firm, flat surfaces. Is that in the ballpark?
Nitropowered mentioned running up hills. Does the surface of the hill matter? Grass, mud, rocks, firm, soft?
Are there other times they're useful?