Why is Nike Vaporfly Ban?

Why is Nike Vaporfly Ban?

Apparently, it’s because the technology is said to give the wearer an unfair advantage. Others have commented on this one way or the other.

In my view, none of these things would be an issue if top athletes were to return to running barefoot. This was quite standard until relatively recently. It’s also much healthier for the runners and they don’t end up with deformed feet.

Sadly this is unlikely in the short term given the shoe industry sponsorship money involved.

 

Now Kipchoge’s Vaporflys has been banned from competition in a recent move by running’s governing body, World Athletics. Despite this, other versions of the shoes will still be legal. … In addition, any new design of shoes has to be made available for anyone to buy for four months before they can be used in competition.

 


Nike Vaporfly Ban Prototype

Nike's newest running shoes

Above all the higher-end running shoe is the final version of the prototype that elite marathoner Eliud Kipchoge wore in October when he ran 26.2 miles on a closed course in less than two hours.

Its release comes less than a week after World Athletics clarified its guidelines on sneaker in particular the Nike VaporFly.

Saying they couldn’t have more than one carbon-fiber plate. And couldn’t have soles more than 40 millimeters thick.

However, under those regulations. Which involves measuring at a specific place on a men’s size-8 1/2 shoe. This new top-end shoe measures 39.5 millimeters. The more durable trainer has a stock height of more than 40 millimeters.

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The Air Zoom line includes a high-end shoe that will be allowed in competition under the new World Athletics guidelines.

New York

NIKE Inc is expanding its controversial running innovation. The technology that prompted track’s international governing body to rewrite its rules on sneakers – to new sports and new products.

Above all, the company unveiled on Wednesday a footwear series featuring its new foam, carbon-fiber plates, and small pockets of air underneath the forefoot.

The Air Zoom line includes a high-end running shoe. Which the company said will be allowed in competition under the new World Athletics guideline. And a more affordable running sneaker, which won’t.

In addition, the sneakers show that the Beaverton, Oregon-based company is willing to separate the guidelines for Olympians from the products that it pitches to amateur runners.

Weekend warriors can run in whatever shoes they’d like, and at a cheaper price than previous iterations. The US$200 trainer may make the technology accessible to a wider set of consumers.

 

“You want to protect those athletes more. You want to give them more foam, cushioning under the forefoot,” said Tony Bignell, Nike’s vice president of footwear innovation. “We will launch that shoe, because it’s a great shoe.”

 

 

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