Nike’s super shoes: Making or breaking a sport?
Nike recently launched a running shoe so good, it had athletes breaking records left, right, and centre, prompting calls to ban the shoes. This leads us to ask how much technology really influences sportsmen, and should we be banning it, or embracing it?
When Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna last October, he was wearing a prototype of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%. Since then, the shoe has become a hot topic in the world of athletics. Picture: Nike.com