Footwear Jan 2019

Drop: Is it something we should even be discussing?

Everyone talks about 'drop'. But, is it relevant, is it the correct term, does it even really mattter?

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Footwear Dec 2018

Deconstructing a running shoe. Part 3: The outsole

Most people think of the outsole as primarily the shoe component responsible for grip. Granted this is a big and important role,

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Footwear Dec 2018

Deconstructing a running shoe. Part 2: The midsole

Part 2 on our 3 part series on deconstructing the running shoe focuses on the midsole.

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Footwear Dec 2018

Deconstructing a running shoe. Part 1: The upper

To kick off footwear month, I thought we might demystify what has become an extremely complex topic.

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Footwear Dec 2018

Are we seeing the start of a NEW running shoe trend

I read with interest a recent article in Runner's World, which proclaimed "Forefoot flex grooves seem to be a thing of the past,

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Footwear Dec 2018

Segmentation: The scourge of the running footwear industry!

A little diatribe on the issue of segmentation in running footwear! Open access.

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Footwear Nov 2018

Retail is just NOT listening to the current thoughts on pronation!

Everywhere I go, I hear the same thing, retail is still tied to the 'antipronation' and 'control' models of footwear prescriptio

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Footwear Jul 2018

A collection of footwear infographics

If you speak English, French, Dutch, Flemish, Indonesian, Spanish, Italian or Greek, here are my hugely popular infographics!

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Footwear Jun 2018

The truth about MAXimalist shoes! New infographic

Another study concludes that "runners experienced a higher impact peak and increased loading rate with maximal shoes".

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Footwear Jun 2018

The TRUTH about Motion Control and Cushioning

The notion that motion control in running shoes will protect from or reduce injury has never been scientifically established.

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