I think everyone at LRC is tired of trying to figure out who is wearing what shoes after a race and whether it provided them some sort of massive advantage or not. Running is supposed to be about who is the best athlete, not who has the best shoe designer on their team.
I reached out to the IAAF for clarification about their shoe rule and they told me they won't investigate any shoe unless they have evidence the shoe is unfair. I'm not sure how that's possible. How is someone supposed to test an unreleased shoe and prove it's unfair?https://www.letsrun.com/news/2019/07/track-and-fields-shoe-rule-makes-no-sense-might-sifan-hassans-wr-need-to-be-invalidated/
With zero followup on a massive drug bust in Sabadell with one of the most prolific coaches at the time, significant positives coming out of Kenya, Diack's bribery trial, major lapses in testing in other countries, the dissolution of 5/10k in the DL, and the institution of IAAF rankings, I'd say that there are many more pressing matters than worrying about shoes. Of course, you're not really journalists at all, are you? Your knowledge of the sport only extends as far rumours propagated on your message boards or posters contacting you through email. You do virtually zero research or legwork on your own regarding the above subjects.