Frankly the shoe companies did a great job in training just about any athlete that brands and styles are replaceable and usually for the better. First it was Adidas being pushed aside domestically by Nike. Then New Balance did a good job. Now Hoka is the new comer and a name changed Asics as the best re-emerged international brand. Most brands rebounded with awesome new shoe models, then would obsolete them before we could stock up our own inventories to race in them for a few more seasons. Some of the replacements were better than the originals. Unfortunately many were not.
Microsoft Excel did a number on Lotus123 which in its time we thought would last forever. MS Word imperfected WordPerfect. And MS PowerPoint scored higher than Harvard Graphics.
Apple hooked us on new technologies as we went cold turkey off our Crackberries.
Netflex became the tool for us to cut the cord. No more cable, satellite, over towering antennas on the roof.
Today's best brands we can't live without, will be tomorrow's also-rans as the bleeding technologies become mainstream. I embrace the idea of new technologies to the sport and life in hopes enduring replacements for improvement.
Though I would have a much more difficult life leaving behind Cherry Coke or Pepsi (whichever is on sale) and Visa. https://www.palmtreesahead.com/feed https://www.palmtreesahead.com/today-s-tip-tomorrow-s-workout