There's a significant conflict going on presently in the running community associated with a probable unfair benefits from performance enhancing running shoes. They are running shoes which provide a return of energy once the foot has striked the road. These types of running shoes are possibly illegal and efficiency maximizing, nevertheless they have not been prohibited yet. Nearly all professional athletes are now using them in marathons and many nonelite runners may also be using them to obtain an assumed performance improve. These running shoes have become so frequently used, it might not be easy for the authorities to regulate there use, even if the were going to. A current edition of the podiatry live was devoted to this concern, mainly the controversy around the Nike Vaporfly as well as Next% running shoes.
Within this episode of PodChatLive, Ian and Craig talked with Alex Hutchinson speaking about those running footwear which may have moved the needle a lot more than any other athletic shoe in history of running, the Nike Vaporfly as well as Next%. Alex, Ian and Craig talked about if they come good on their advertising hope of improving upon athletes by 4% and just what may that really signify? Craig, Ian and Alex talked about where will the line between innovation and ‘shoe doping’ get drawn and if these shoes could they be just for high level runners. Alex Hutchinson is a writer and also a journalist based in Toronto, Canada. Alex's major focus currently is the science of running and conditioning, that he covers for Outside magazine, The Globe and Mail, as well as the Canadian Running magazine. Alex also handles technology for Popular Mechanics (in which he gained a National Magazine Award for his energy reporting) and adventure tourism for the New York Times, and had been a Runner’s World writer from 2012 to 2017. His newest book is an exploration of the science of endurance. It’s called ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.