Do the Nike Running Shoes Give Marathin Runners an Unfair Advantage?

There is a serious dispute going on presently in the running area associated with a probable unfounded advantage coming from performance improving athletic shoes. They are running shoes that provide returning of energy after the foot has hit the ground. A lot of these running shoes are probably illegal and performance improving, nonetheless they have not been banished yet. Virtually all high level runners at the moment are running in them for marathons and many nonelite runners may also be running in them to get an assumed performance boost. These shoes have become so frequently used, it might not be feasible for the authorities to control there use, even if the wished to. The latest episode of the podiatry live show has been about this challenge, mainly the conflict around the Nike Vaporfly as well as Next% athletic shoes.

In this edition of PodChatLive, Ian and Craig chatted with Alex Hutchinson talking about these running footwear which appears to have moved the needle greater than almost every other footwear in history of running, the Nike Vaporfly as well as Next%. They reviewed if they come good on their marketing promises of improving upon runners by 4% and what does that really suggest? Alex, Craig and Ian spoke of where will the line involving advancement and ‘shoe doping’ get drawn and when these shoes could they be just for high level runners. Alex Hutchinson is a writer as well as a journalist based in Toronto, in Canada. His principal focus currently is the science of running and also health and fitness, which he reports for Outside magazine, The Globe and Mail, and the Canadian Running magazine. Alex additionally handles technological innovation for Popular Mechanics (where he won a National Magazine Award with regard to his energy writing) and adventure travel for the New York Times, and was a Runner’s World reporter from 2012 to 2017. Alex's most recent book is an investigation of the science of endurance. It’s called ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.