3/4 athletes ran with their shoes
Despite the fact that the rest of the brands are putting the batteries to try to catch up with Nike in terms of materials and performance, the North American brand is still by far the great favorite among athletes. Their designs and their models, with the VaporFly in command in the middle and bottom, are the most chosen by athletes in order to seek to beat their best records. You just have to take a look at the list of 'tires' worn by the athletes who participated in the long-distance and mid-distance events in that informal 'World Cup' that was played at the Louis II stadium in Monaco at the Diamond meeting League last Friday and in which spectacular marks were experienced (without going any further than the World Record that Cheptegei beat of 5,000 that had been in force for 16 years).
The Zoom X DragonFly, the most chosen
Joshua was precisely one of those who opted for Nike in the Principality. Specifically for these DragonFly Zoom X which are among those allowed by the World Athletics (the other day a list was published of those that were and were not prohibited). Others who bet on this Nike model were Laura Muir, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Fernando Carro or Julien Wanders. According to an interesting study by Vincent Guyot, more than 75% of the athletes bet on Nike. Other models chosen were the Zoom Victory III or the Zoom Victory.
Nike shoes, for example, Marcin Lewandowski, Marco Arop, Peter Bol or Jacob Prop did not wear, who bet on Adidas, or Jake Wightman, Clara Mageean and Dani Arce, who wore New Balance, the brand that sponsors them. McColgan and Zak Seddon bet on Asics.
It should be noted (and it is very important to understand this uneven distribution as well) that it conditions the fact that Nike continues to show more determination when it comes to sponsoring top-level athletes. Everyone who wore his shoes is a Nike athlete.
Spikes - Monaco DL:
(800m -> 5000m)
- Vincent Guyot (@Wiincenzo) August 16, 2020