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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:40 pm

What are your thoughts on this shoe.  It is definitely an interesting looking shoe.  The blades are supposed to help propel you forward, causing you to use less energy to push off while running.  I wonder if they actually work...but at $180, I sure as hell am not going to find out...

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Post  Mark B on Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:45 pm

What it's *really* designed to do is propel lots of cash out of your wallet.
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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:55 pm

I read one review that it is more of a road racing shoe, as you lose stability on the trail.  No shit...have you seen the shoe. HAHA
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Post  Bob on Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:12 pm

Interesting. Wonder how that technology offset the extra weight of the shoe?
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Post  Dave-O on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:49 am

Given that the spring-loaded Spira shoe was banned in US road races, I have to believe this shoe will suffer the same fate, no?
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Post  mountandog on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:53 am

@Dave-O wrote:Given that the spring-loaded Spira shoe was banned in US road races, I have to believe this shoe will suffer the same fate, no?

I would think so, but I would guess they would have to do some sort of test first.  They banned special swimsuits too.  But, they allowed Pistorus blades.  Interesting.
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:03 pm

@mountandog wrote:
@Dave-O wrote:Given that the spring-loaded Spira shoe was banned in US road races, I have to believe this shoe will suffer the same fate, no?

I would think so, but I would guess they would have to do some sort of test first.  They banned special swimsuits too.  But, they allowed Pistorus blades.  Interesting.

 I wonder if these shoes were modeled off of Pistorus' blade technology...
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