Eliud Kipchoge & Lebron James speak on newly-unveiled Nike shoes that 'massage feet'

Eliud Kipchoge & Lebron James speak on newly-unveiled Nike shoes that 'massage feet'

Abigael Wafula 19:33 - 26.06.2024

Eliud Kipchoge and Lebron James have tried the new Nike shoes that massage feet and given their take on them before they are launched into the market.

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Lakers star Lebron James have expressed their opinion on the newly unveiled Nike sneakers that allegedly massage a person’s feet.

Nike partnered with sports recovery brand Hyperice to create the high-tech pair of sneakers and former world marathon record holder Kipchoge and James are among the stars who have tried the shoes and given the testimony.

Kipchoge, speaking about the shoes, explained that they are very comfortable and he has worn them severally and they really do work.

“I’ve used the Nike x Hyperice boots before and after many key sessions in my training for the Olympic marathon,” Kipchoge shared as per Super Car Blondie.

“When using before a warm-up for a fartlek [a hilariously-named training session] or hill session, they make my legs feel light during the workout. I also use them post-run as a key part of recovery for my muscles.”

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James has also tried them out and has praised them, revealing that the boots will ‘change the game for the athletes’ warm-up and recovery’.

Meanwhile, explaining in a press release, Nike noted that the shoe contains a system of dual-air Normatec bladders bonded to warming elements that evenly distribute heat throughout the entire upper.

“This combination is designed to drive heat deep into the muscle and tissue in the foot and ankle, helping athletes move, perform, and recover naturally much faster,” the press statement read.

“To that end, athlete testers report that their feet and ankles feel freer and lighter — as if they’ve already completed their warm-up before actually starting their usual routine.”

The trainers have no confirmed release date yet but Nike and Hyperice are trying out the shoes with athletes and will use the feedback to continue their development before releasing them to the public.