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Nike's controversial Vaporfly shoes will not be banned. Instead, all prototype technology not currently on the market will be temporarily suspended, The Guardian reports

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The man and woman who hold the marathon world records both compete in Nike Vaporfly shoes .
Vaporflys give runners more energetic efficiency because the shoes' foam-and-carbon sole ensures less energy is lost with each step.
Some researchers and runners think the thickness of the shoes' midsoles should be regulated to avoid unfair advantages.
The Guardian reported Tuesday that the World Athletics organization (which oversees most international track and field events) will not be imposing a blanket ban on Nike Vaporfly shoes.
Rather, World Athletics is expected to announce a temporary halt...
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Controversial Nike Vaporflys to escape ban but running shoe rules will tighten

Controversial Nike Vaporflys to escape ban but running shoe rules will tighten

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

• Dominant footwear will be allowed by World Athletics
• No fresh technologies to be permitted until after Tokyo 2020 World Athletics will not be imposing a blanket ban on the controversial hi-tech Nike Vaporflys that have transformed athletics when it announces its long-awaited decision on shoe technology on Friday, the Guardian understands. Instead the sport's governing body is expected to announce a temporary suspension of any fresh shoe technology until after the Tokyo Olympics this summer, alongside the launch of a comprehensive research project to examine just how advantageous the...
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