Many shoe companies have released a carbon-plated shoe: Nike, New Balance and Hoka One One have all released their first or an updated version that incorporates the technology in the past year. If companies haven’t released one of these shoes, they’ve at least got a prototype on the feet of their sponsored runners and are in the process of developing their own version.
RELATED: The 2019 shoe prototype round-up
— DAP (@Demadonna_com) November 1, 2019
Adidas was the one company who had kept a low profile about a prototype shoe, until days before the 2019 New York Marathon, where two of their fastest women Mary Keitany and Joyciline Jepkosgei would be running. The Adidas athletes went one-two in the race and while it appears that they were wearing different shoes, Keitany’s strikes a strong resemblance to the Adidas Adizero Pro. The shoe has yet to be released, but photos of the reportedly carbon-plated shoe have been making their way around the internet.
Congratulations Joyceline Jepkosgei for your debut and victory in the New York City Marathon; hongera Mary Keitany for emerging second in the competition. Your triumph once again confirms Kenya’s top global spot as an athletics powerhouse. pic.twitter.com/WydRXzHDzy
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 3, 2019
If and when this shoe will be released is unknown, but it’s exciting to see that Adidas is getting close to releasing their answer to the Nike carbon-plated line up.
Jepkosgei, 25, who’s the women’s half-marathon world record holder, is now the TCS New York Marathon champion. She won in her debut run on Sunday in 2:22:38, only seven seconds off of the course record. Women’s-only world record holder Keitany, 37, was second in 2:23:32 and unfortunately missed out on her fifth New York Marathon title. Ruti Aga was third in 2:25:51.