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Footwear Dominance: Highlights from the 2024 Boston Marathon

Published on April 19 by Anna

As Hellen Obiri and Sisay Lemma secured their places in Boston Marathon history, the focus shifted to the footwear that propelled them to victory. Obiri's remarkable win, clad in a pair of On prototype shoes named the Cloudboom Strike LS Dev 1.2, raised eyebrows and questions alike. With a design shrouded in secrecy, this shoe boasts maximal cushioning, a carbon fiber propulsion plate, and a distinctive laceless knit upper.

While Obiri's shoe stole the spotlight, the Adidas Adizero Adios Pro Evo 1 emerged as the most prolific choice among runners, donned by Lemma and several other top performers. With its ultralight build and carbon-plated design, the Adizero Adios Pro Evo 1 made a notable impact on the race, showcasing the ongoing evolution of marathon footwear technology.