Only three of Australia's Paralympic athletics team in Tokyo competed on blades, and two of them - Vanessa Low and Scott Reardon - want something to change.
One way the Canberra power couple hope to make their sport more accessible, and allow more people to get involved, is by getting athletes to hand down their old equipment until an official avenue is established to coordinate it.
Tokyo was Reardon's third Paralympics, but he initially took up water skiing for a number of years after he lost his lower leg before making the switch to athletics.
"When I first lost my leg, it's 2002, and honestly back in those days, the visibility of Paralympics on TV was just not a thing, and it wasn't really until 2008," he said.
"So when I lost my leg I actually didn't realise somebody with one leg could actually run, and it seems so weird these days with the internet that we have and the access to all this information. 2002 was a very different story, especially for somebody from a country area."
Visibility this year was a "perfect storm"; the time-zone, the COVID-19 lockdowns keeping Australians glued to their television for inspiration, and the relaxing of media rules to allow athletes to talk to media outside of broadcast holders Channel Seven.
This led to lobbying, after The Canberra Times broke the news, for the Federal Government to fund medal incentives for Paralympians for the first time. However, this week it was revealed it was a one-off program and would not continue in 2022.
With visibility on the up, the next big hurdle for Paralympic sports seems to be in the equipment costs to get people started.
Low and Reardon agreed the medal funding helped those at the top of their game but there was an underlying problem getting more para-athletes into sports like athletics - the cost.
"The hurdles are just so much bigger. It's not simply showing up at a little athletics club for most athletes. I mean, we often require equipment, or let's say a guide runner, there's always extra hurdles to be overcome before we are even able to get started," Low said.
The one closest to the couple's hearts is the cost of running blades, which cost anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000 each, adding an extra barrier for young amputees to get involved in athletics.
Reardon believes the costs to participate hinders athletics, when compared to other Paralympic options such as swimming.
"If you're say a parent sitting down with a kid who says they want to get into sport, they can go jump in a pool and you need a pair of goggles and a pair of swimmers ... or you have to find $25,000 for a leg? So I think we lose a lot of athletes, especially in track and field, to different sports because it's just simply easier and more affordable to get into," he said.
"Athletics clubs around Australia need to be aware that they have access, if somebody walks through their door and they're missing a leg, and they ask 'can I run?', the answer is 'yes'. Get in contact with these people, rather than at the moment there's just no resources available, there's no knowledge about what to do."
One way this may be solved is by recycling blades, but both athletes said the lack of avenues at the moment to coordinate it was also a hurdle for the sport.
Low remembered back to when she first got involved in 2008 in athletics, in her birth country Germany, and there was a collection of equipment to try.
"I mean the comparison game is never a fair game, but I'm comparing it to what we had in the German system and that allowed them to build their base of young athletes that weren't necessarily looking to make the next Games but were looking to get started. It was just so much easier," Low said.
"Because they had so many athletes over the years, they kept keeping blades and they kept on making an effort every single year to host talent camps and to create events where people could come and try."
In the interim, the pair hope to bridge the equipment gap in athletics through offering up their old blades for people to try, and by encouraging other para-athletes to do the same, until an official avenue can be established.
"It would give more kids and more young adults the chance to just give it a go and it doesn't have to be in a competitive space, it just needs to be something that they have access to if they want to," Low said.
"Hopefully even us being out and about and kicking at the Paralympics again means that somebody at home, who's missing a leg, sees us, and their natural reaction is to actually reach out to us."
"We need to have better strategies so that people can actually try it without having to forgo the money to do it ... to make sure that we can actually find the next generation of athletes, because at the moment, there's three competitive amputee runners in Australia," Reardon agreed.
"It's me, Sarah Walsh and Vanessa. We need to make sure, as athletes, we do a better job to make sure that the next generations actually come through."