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I like this idea, only I think it should be run by the government.
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The shoes are programmed so anybody wearing them can
anybody else wearing a similar pair of these run slowing
speeding up shoes since the runners speed is enhanced
retarded according to their average running time.
It does so by having the 20 or so little motorized rubber
on the soul of the shoe turn backwards of forwards to
up or slow you down. A computer programs these taking
consideration all the runners involved.
With these on all runners, olympic champions can run a
fair race against the
3rd grade clase at your local elementry school.
It would be about will to win more than ability.
Actually it would be much easier to just have the wheels
brake more for slower people and roll freely for faster
people. Forget about the motor part. So for a world
record holding track star, the wheels would be allowed
to spin quite a bit, for a ten year old, they'd basically be
braked in place or allowed to turn ever so slightly.
I think kids would get a kick out of winning against older
kids or even adults, or at least having a chance to.
The shoes could also be switched to "treadmill mode" so
you just run in place like you're on a treadmill but
without the treadmill. That might be a more practical
application of these.
||Your gait might be a little more like rollerskating, I'm thinking.
||Oh, forgot something, thank you.
||The wheels only roll one way, backwards.
||But yes, runners who's run is most retarded would look like
they're doing the moonwalk sort of. (Only not moving
||Or roller-skating backwards, peering over one shoulder with
||How about tracks consisting of treadmills running backwards at speeds appropriate to the handicap?
||I was thinking about that but had already put up
the shoes thing.
||That idea might be more practical because you
could probably have a race like that on regular
treadmills at a gym. Maybe measure how much
additional force the person pushes against some
measuring device they're pushing against.
||But a practical use for the shoe roller things could
be running in place, basically "treadmill shoes".
||I'll add that to the title.