Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Do Nike’s New Shoes Give Runners an Unfair Advantage?

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Galen Rupp of the United States wore Nike’s Zoom Vaporfly shoes in the 2016 Olympic marathon in Rio de Janeiro. Kipchoge finished first and Rupp third.
Credit Adrian Dennis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The shoes came in the colors of a tropical drink, lime and orange and pink, as if the logo ought to be an umbrella instead of a Nike swoosh. You half expected the insoles to smell of rum and coconut.

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