International journalist Larry Madowo is elated to have his Eliud Kipchoge's Nike signature sneakers signed by the Olympic champion himself.
Sharing his excitement with his Instagram followers, Madowo posted a photo featuring Kipchoge holding one of the autographed shoes and expressed his desire to find a suitable means of preserving the memento.
"Who has a glass case I can keep these signed by Kipchoge in? I've never worn them, and now I never will!" Madowo captioned.
All about Kipchoge's signature sneakers
The sneakers in question are Kipchoge's latest athletic footwear creation, the 'Umoja Nike,' a collaboration between the legendary marathoner and the globally renowned sportswear Nike.
One of the standout features of the Umoja Nike is its incorporation of three carbon-fibre plates, providing enhanced stability and propulsion for runners.
This design innovation allows for greater forward momentum, making it, in essence, a potential "cheat code" for sprinters looking to maximize their speed and efficiency.
Adding to its allure, the Umoja Nike boasts custom-designed air pods that significantly reduce the energy expended by the wearer, offering an unparalleled level of comfort and support.
Additionally, the sneakers are known for their lightweight and bouncy nature, providing athletes with the ideal blend of agility and cushioning.
For track athletes and enthusiasts, some variations of the Umoja Nike feature strategically placed spikes, which serve to minimize friction and further elevate performance on the track.
The aesthetic appeal of the Umoja Nike is no less impressive. Inspired by the iconic Kenyan athletic kit worn by Kipchoge when he clinched his first gold medal, these sneakers proudly bear the distinctive colours of Kenya's athletic legacy.
They also feature prominent EK branding, reflecting Eliud Kipchoge's initials and his enduring influence on the world of running.
Notably, the Umoja Nike carries Kipchoge's famous mantras, "No human is limited" and "Let us imagine we are in a garden, Let us focus on the flowers and not the weeds."