Shalane Flanagan and Lena Waithe Team Up For Nike "Shoe Therapy" Commercial

Photo credit: Nike

Photo credit: Nike

By Takia McClendon

A few months ago, we told you all about Shalane Flanagan's love for the Nike Vapor Fly 4% running shoes. Now, the Olympic Medalist and winner of the New York Marathon appears in a commercial alongside Emmy Award winning Lena Waithe for "shoe therapy" over her obsession with her favorite racing shoes. 

Will they really make you faster? Ever since the release of the Vapor Fly, runners have been flocking to purchase the shoe that was designed to improve the efficiency of runners by 4%. If you're skeptical or just on the fence about the $250 price tag, you may be reassured to know that researchers found that the shoe just may actually make you faster. (The research was published in the peer reviewed Sports Medicine journal.)

"Shoe Therapy" Commercial: In the new commercial, Lena Waithe plays a therapist talking to Flanagan about her obsessive relationship with her shoes. Watch the video until the end to check out other Nike athletes all waiting to talk to Waithe about their shoe obsessions. 

What do you think about the Vapor Fly 4%? Have you tried running in them? Let us know in the comments or on social media @cityfitgirls! 

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Takia McClendon is the co-founder of City Fit Girls. She's a shoe expert and manager at a running store in Philadelphia and a Certified Level 1 USATF Coach. Follow her online at @takiamcclendon. 

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