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/
I'm just gonna leave my two cents here.. anonymously.
I've worn some unreleased shoes by Nike way before I tried the 4%. After putting them on my first words were these shoes are illegal as F###. Kipchoge isn't wearing freaking 4%'s or Next%'s.... non of the big pro's are. The "Air Bag" shoes are not a myth... they really work. After wearing them for a few workouts I quit wearing them... It was ridiculous. Rojo is right... the rules need to be rewritten.