Originally Posted by StaffSgtDignam
Also, Boost has been around for a few years now and Nike literally has no tech to compete with it. They just keep repackaging Zoom and Lunar and reselling it for some reason.
They don't need to do anything because Zoom and Lunar work. If it ain't broke, then don't fix it. As for new tech - well, Nike has introduced Flywire, Hyperfuse, Flyknit, 360 Air Max over the years, and soon enough, VaporMax.
Adidas? Well, they're paying NASA for Boost material, plus they had to poach 3 designers from Nike. That's all you really need to know about weak their R&D department is. Don't even get me started on their QA. The durability of the 1st generation of Ultra Boosts was laughable. The sole would be worn down after a few runs. Laughable, considering that Adidas marketed them as the "greatest running shoe". Did anyone at Adidas even try wear-testing these before they released? How did they not catch the fact that the outsole would wear down in as little as 30 miles of running? It wasn't until after complaints from several customers did they realize that this was a problem, and thankfully, fixed them in their second generation. But again, these things probably won't matter to 95% of the beasts, since the only thing they use their shoes for is stunting at the mall or hunting for likes on their IG feeds.