When Nike introduced the ZoomX Vaporfly back in April, it was accompanied with the tagline: "a racing shoe that breaks records." While this may sound like the usual marketing spiel that you'd expect, it turns out that the shoe was literally breaking records. In fact, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations, it's breaking way too many, sparking some controversy within the running community.
This month, Eliud Kipchoge became the first human to run an entire marathon in under two hours. Just one day later, Brigid Kosgei also set a new record for the fastest women's marathon time ever recorded. Both elite athletes were wearing the ZoomX Vaporfly, resulting in a ton of accusations of 'technological doping' that are now being investigated by the IAAF.
In a recent statement issued by the IAAF to The Times, they stated, “Recent advances in technology mean that the concept of ‘assistance’ to athletes… has been the subject of much debate in the athletics world,” said the statement. “The IAAF has established a working group to consider the issues.”
At this moment in time, a conclusion has yet to be made on whether to ban the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly from future race events, but something that is 100% certain is that there's something special about this shoe. For the latest and greatest news in the world of sneakers, make sure you keep it locked at The Sole Supplier!