Nike says that the Air Rift was inspired by the efficient running style of Kenyan long distance runners. I think they lie. I think, no I am sure that these were inspired by goats. Yes, the animal, goat. Maybe they were inspired by antelopes, which are still goats living in the Sahara. Call me ignorant, but I really don’t understand why it’s easier for somebody to run if he or she has a toe split from the other toes. Maybe it is, I’m confused.
The thing that makes me stay skeptical about it is that Nike didn’t really stick to it. All the new running shoes say that they give a barefoot running feeling without separating toes. And why does the shoe have to have a shoe décolleté? Does that mean anything too? There are people that get creeped out by feet. Ever thought of them? I guess not! But yeah, if you want something that finally gives you and your favorite goat the chance to take #His&Hers pics for the ‘Gram, you got it.
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