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Mechanical Cheating ? Nike’s Vaporfly Controversy


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Mechanical Cheating ? Nike’s Vaporfly Controversy
 

 


Nike’s Vaporfly shoes have become a popular choice for both elite and amateur runners. But the shoes may soon be banned in professional competitions if World Athletics, the world governing body of track and field, decides they offer an unfair advantage.

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 4 weeks ago '04        #2
GodsFavorite 
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This is so dumb. They are not jet packs, it’s a more efficient running design
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 4 weeks ago '18        #3
Most Palone 
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So Nike is banned for doing their job?

Wouldn’t be surprised if adidas corny a*s was behind this
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 4 weeks ago '05        #4
MATIX 
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This is more of an advertisement than a controversy. Casuals can run further with these?
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 4 weeks ago '09        #5
MPipes101 
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i see no wrong

 4 weeks ago '19        #6
614kj 
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sh*t for $250 I want an advantage.
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 4 weeks ago '11        #7
panamaican 
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That's fu*king stupid. They don't even know how the shoe works but people think they should be banned?

If they're really about that competition life, make everyone run barefoot. Because short of that, guys who can afford better shoes will always have a technology advantage.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #8
Higher 
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 GodsFavorite said
This is so dumb. They are not jet packs, it’s a more efficient running design
 Most Palone said
So Nike is banned for doing their job?

Wouldn’t be surprised if adidas corny a*s was behind this

 4 weeks ago '05        #9
J Real 
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So did the pump

 4 weeks ago '05        #10
J Real 
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And Nike air

 4 weeks ago '05        #11
rprose 
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it's all mental and a placebo effect. where is the empirical data supporting that wearing the shoe gives a mechanical advantage?

all a marketing ploy like the shoes banned by NBA for instantly increasing vert by 3in

and the springbok insole that increasing your vert made from "space-age", energy returning material.

 4 weeks ago '18        #12
Illuminati 8ob  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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Win / Win for Nike. Great marketing. I seriously been on the fence about them for a year but I might pull the trigger. Yeah I’m a sucker.
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 4 weeks ago '04        #13
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 rprose said
it's all mental and a placebo effect. where is the empirical data supporting that wearing the shoe gives a mechanical advantage?

all a marketing ploy like the shoes banned by NBA for instantly increasing vert by 3in

and the springbok insole that increasing your vert made from "space-age", energy returning material.
They did measure some tests and the reduction in runner’s times is a much bigger leap than they’ve ever seen from a change in shoe model. But, that’s what all shoe designs are for. Boost was designed to make runners better. Gel was designed to make runners better. Can’t be mad when Nike just does it better than the others
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