It seems like everyday you can hear stories of the amazing feats that amputees have achieved. Just last month,
http://lawsharp.user.d-jet.com/imtemp/xt43yk44.html, a story about a double amputee running a marathon in Arizona was floating around. So it’s no surprise that Nike has create a new type of show for the Flex Run carbon fiber running blades to propel this new breed of athletes. One legged triathlete Sarah Reinertsen (above) teamed up with Nike to create the Nike Sole,
http://mengerlerboschservice.com/imtemp/ox76dq38.html, a shoe that makes the typically slick carbon fiber surface more like the bottom of a tennis shoe.
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The sole has a layer of Aeroply,
http://kalender.struermuseum.dk/imtemp/sb22eh50.html, a thermal plastic urethane material that provide cushioning and serves as an interface between the sole and the blade. Nylon tabs wrap around the blades to hold the sole in place,
http://lawsharp.user.d-jet.com/imtemp/yo52dy96.html, which is a vast improvement to the cobbled sole of regular running shoes that Reinertsen started with. A rubber leash with a grip fits over a medallion on the blades to keep the sole in place. There’s no word on pricing,
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