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Everyone will be fully aware of the debate on shoe technology over the last year of lockdown and so it's worth ensuring you are up to date with the current rules issued by UKA.
http://www.uka.org.uk/.../UKA-World-Athletics-Shoe-Rule...
Helpfully there is a full list of which shoes are/are not allowed for track, field, cross country and road events (not all shoes permissible on the road are allowed for track events)!

A statement from UK Athletics says “While World Athletics require that the amendments apply to all ‘Senior or Junior National Championships’ and are not mandated to be applied below this level, after consultation with the Technical Advisory Group and others, the UKA Rules Group has determined that it is appropriate that the amendments to the Rule should apply to all competitions held under UKA rules both as a matter of fairness and also due to the range of events within the UK where qualifying mark, selections standards and records can be set.”

 “Adhering to these rules is therefore a sport-wide responsibility that starts primarily with the athlete. Whilst the excellent officials working within our sport will be part of this process, athletes will need to take responsibility to ensure that their shoes conform to the rules and understand that event officials will have the right to check shoes and take appropriate action.”

List of compliant shoes is here.

 

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