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The Sun: Spring in Your Step

A NEW range of extra-springy running shoes could see athletes sprinting 100 metres faster than Usain Bolt.

Adidas yesterday launched £100 trainers based on the breakthrough technology — saying they were TWICE as bouncy as usual.

The soles contain thousands of air capsules that absorb the impact of a foot landing and use the energy to propel it back up. Experts predict Boost shoes could see records tumble in the same way as now-outlawed full-body swimsuits.

Marathon veteran Haile Gebrselassie said at the New York launch: “I put them on and thought, I could be on for another record!” And Jamaican 100m star Yohan Blake told The Sun he hoped the technology will slash times.

The trainers will be on sale in weeks.


Source: The Sun UK