There's a significant conflict brewing currently in the running area associated with a likely unfair advantage coming from performance increasing running shoes. These are running shoes which provide returning of your energy once the foot has hit the ground. These sorts of shoes are perhaps illegal and efficiency increasing, nevertheless they have not been forbidden yet. Practically all high level runners at the moment are running in them in marathons and many nonelite runners also are using them to obtain an assumed performance improve. They have become so popular, it may not be feasible for the IAAF to manage there use, whether or not they wanted to. A recent episode of the podiatry live has been dedicated to this concern, particularly the controversy around the Nike Vaporfly as well as Next% running shoes.
In this episode of PodChatLive, Craig and Ian chatted with Alex Hutchinson discussing these running footwear that appears to have moved the needle more than another running shoe of all time of running, the Nike Vaporfly along with Next%. They discussed if they come good on the promotion promise of increasing athletes by 4% and what really does that basically really mean? Alex, Ian and Craig talked about where does the line involving creativity and ‘shoe doping’ get drawn and if these footwear could they be mainly for high level athletes. Alex Hutchinson is a writer and a journalist based in Toronto, in Canada. Alex's key focus currently is the science of endurance and conditioning, that he covers for Outside magazine, The Globe and Mail, as well as the Canadian Running magazine. Alex also covers technology for Popular Mechanics (where he attained a National Magazine Award for his energy reporting) as well as adventure travel for the New York Times, and had been a Runner’s World columnist from 2012 to 2017. Alex's most recent book is an exploration of the science of endurance. It’s named ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.