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/
Let's evaluate shoes, tracks, and anything else that creates false world records!
Oh, actually it's too late isn't it?
Lots of false world records and I get slower every time someone sets one.