Im such a slave to fashion trends, Ive just bought a pair of Adidas Boosts!

... and all in my quest to be accepted as a runner on here!

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04/03/2013 at 14:03

Once you hit the part of the course made of steel balls you'll have a definite advantage.

04/03/2013 at 14:04
And they'll be soooo useful in your imitation marathon won't they?
04/03/2013 at 14:09
All the gear.
No idea.

That's the phrase that comes to mind.
seren nos yn canu    pirate
04/03/2013 at 14:16

best kep them in the box till race day so that you get maximum bounce from them.....and they will be clean and shiny

04/03/2013 at 14:37
They made a pair of "wonder trainers" for Haile G in his first marathon(London). He didn't win, he came fifth. Obviously the trainers were shit and were soon on sale for 25 quid. I bought a pair and set all my PB's in them. In truth they made no difference to me or to Haile but if it were the other way round you couldn't have bought a pair for less than a 100 quid.
XX1
04/03/2013 at 14:50
I'm sticking with the Cadbury Boosts
XX1
04/03/2013 at 15:07

They have Flubber on the sole don't they?

 

Not the cadbury's ones even I'm not that thick.

Edited: 04/03/2013 at 15:07
04/03/2013 at 16:21

When you run on softer ground, some of your energy is absorbed into the ground and the overall run feels harder, and slower, eg running on sand as an extreme example. Surely then if you make your soles too soft some of your landing energy will be absorbed into the sole giving you less spring back, making you slower.

04/03/2013 at 16:26

Re read the post. The soles are mimicking the absorption of energy that soft ground would provide, it doesn't matter what surface you run on. 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
04/03/2013 at 16:33

so if you gain a couple of stone david.....you will create more impact and you can get more boost

04/03/2013 at 16:37
Or............more Boosts(Cadburys)
= more Boost
04/03/2013 at 16:46

I heard that keeping them in the box improves your PB by up to 400% during your long runs!

Stylish too!

04/03/2013 at 16:53
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

Marathon veteran Haile Gebrselassie said at the New York launch: “I put them on and thought, I could be on for another record.......

payout from my sponsors."  

 

04/03/2013 at 17:49
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

But I thought the point of them was that the absorbed the impact, but then sprung back to their original shape, so its the 'pushing back into their original shape' that gives you the lift, its not like it absorbs like a sponge but doesnt give anything back.

So when your foot falls they absorb all your kinetic energy, then spring back to give you maybe 1mm of lift? All for £110. Doesn't sound like a very good deal! 

04/03/2013 at 20:01

how is something brand new that's sold in small numbers to a niche group a "trend" ?

05/03/2013 at 15:51

Im not entirely convinced of the science here - surely any extra energy gained from the push off is lost somewhere else (maybe in the momentum when landing or taking away energy your foot would store?). At any rate I dont think I'm seconds away from breaking and WR's.

Its a marketing exercise.

05/03/2013 at 16:00

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tbG6qFRxL._AA300_.jpg

 Here you go.  Even more lift.

 

05/03/2013 at 16:26

Im getting those for my ultra! should be able to finish in around an hour with those bad boys on!

05/03/2013 at 16:27

You remind me of Frankie Boyle - the absence of humour is made up for by cheapshots designed to shock.

05/03/2013 at 16:30

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Media/Pix/pictures/2009/4/24/1240592064205/Susan-Boyle-001.jpg

 ah! sorry! you said Frankie! 

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