In 2021, the “spikes” give way to cutting-edge technology. The race for innovation is not about the thin ends that give athletic shoes their name and guarantee their grip on the tartan, but their soles. Or more exactly what the latest generation models hide there.
The revolution is mainly due to carbon, used in the form of plate or filaments. It extends the one that Nike led to the kingdom of road running with innovative sneakers which, since 2016, have broken all records, to allow the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge to run the distance of a marathon in less than two hours in 2019.