Actor Masato Wada , an actor who played as an Ekiden during his school days, decided that Nike's thick-bottomed shoes "Viper Fly" series, which is sweeping the long-distance terrestrial world, will be banned by the new World Federation rules In response to this, several British media reported that he argued.
Wada updated Twitter on the 16th, mentioning the press. "Similar to the process by which tabi evolved into shoes. Human evolution evolved into tools. The emergence of a new field called the platform was the starting point for runners, and manufacturers could compete with each other. Food, supplements, training methods It is the same as has evolved. There can be no development based on past records. From here. "
The shoes feature a resilient carbon fiber plate sandwiched between thick soles. A number of top athletes, including Eliud Kipchoge, a boy with marathon world records, Brigitte Kosgay, a girl [both in Kenya] and Nike, a Japanese record holder. Over 80% of athletes wore this year's Hakone Ekiden, which was a record high-speed race.