Thursday, March 27, 2008

Barefoot marathon runners meet their match

Nike has developed a marathon shoe that is intended to be thrown away after one race. However, the real story here lies in the weight of the shoe. Coming in at a whopping 9 ounces or roughly half a pound, one can hardly tell they are wearing a shoe at all. Given the fragile nature of the shoe it is deemed useless after 26 miles. Truly a wonderful display of innovation on Nike's part and a testament to the path in which technology continues to travel. And did I mention that it only costs $50.

2 comments:

cuz' andrew said...

also a testament to our bright future of running marathons through the thousands of miles of landfills.

Daniel said...

$50.00 for one use. Sounds as useless as a night of doing blow except you're running and not having any fun.