There’s a line in the classic film, “Shawshank Redemption,” where Red recaps Andy Dufresne’s escape from Shawshank Prison. Despite Andy wearing a perfectly polished pair of men’s leather shoes, he slips by the warden undetected and that night breaks out of the clink with a brand new pair of shoes. Red offers this, “I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man’s shoes.”
Needless to say that if he were wearing a pair of Nike Zoom Vaporflys–like Eliud Kipchoge in his heroic 2:00:25 marathon–the movie would have ended prematurely because Dufresne would have been killed on the spot by the warden.
Anyway, all of this to say that we haven’t forgotten about the shoe that a few weeks ago was the talk of the town, and neither have our readers. One in particular, who goes by “The Citius Watchdog,” sent us some found-footage of Nike scientists pitching the shoe to a room of investors. Let’s see what they have to say for themselves.