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Does Nike’s new React Infinity Run shoe really prevent injuries?

Does Nike’s new React Infinity Run shoe really prevent injuries? Nike has been in a tear with its new shoes designed to help you run faster, although at a substantial cost above the average running shoe.  Their last shoe, the Zoom Vaporfly helped their runner finish a marathon in under 2 hours under controlled conditions. The React Infinity Run draws from two shoes, the Epic and the Vaporfly.  It has a more stable bottom and a denser heel cup. A study performed on 223 runners showed that compared to the Air Zoom Structure 22 shoe, the React Infinity Run shoe Read More »

Nike’s fastest running shoes may actually help you run faster; but will it be legal to race in them?

Nike’s fastest running shoes may actually help you run faster; but will it be legal to race in them? The running shoe business is quite competitive.  Whoever designs the next shoe that can help you run faster while reducing injuries is likely to have a marketplace winner. Nike’s hype machine was promoting the fact that Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya broke the two-hour marathon barrier this past October with a time of 1:59:40 in a park in Vienna. The previous record was 2:02:57 by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 who ran in the Addidas boost shoe which was reported by Runners Read More »

A new running shoe, the sub 2 hour marathon and what happens when a shoe is thought to offer an unfair advantage.

A new running shoe, the sub 2 hour marathon and what happens when a shoe is thought to offer an unfair advantage. Running shoe designers have been altering designs for years to give runners an edge legally.   A shoe that improves ground resistance, reduces drag and improves the transference of force from the ground up is the holy grail of shoe design, especially when it comes to marathon times. The sub 2 hour marathon has bee sought after by trainers and by running shoe companies, with Nike making waves with their shoe designs that were used in the 2016 Rio Read More »