SI Writer Tests Basketball Shoes That Claim To Make You Jump Higher

They’re not PF Flyers, unfortunately.  Chris Ballard, one of our favorite writers, did the report for SI which you can read in full here.  “Made by a company called Athletic Propulsion Labs, the new Concept 1’s cost $300 and come embedded with a spring-like “Load n’ Launch” gizmo in the forefoot that APL claims automatically increases an athlete’s vertical leap by up to three-and-a-half inches, and in some cases much more. As proof, the company cites tests performed by two researchers boasting Ph.D.s in biomechanics.”