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The greatest shoe the world has never seen!

The greatest shoe I ever worked on never saw the light of day! Despite this highly technical, innovative and disruptive idea being verified independently at Melbourne University, the program was killed. This sometimes happens in footwear development, at times quite late into the development process. Usually it is because the idea is not robust enough…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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  1. Hi Simon, very interesting story!
    From running in the Nike Infinity react I believe they also attempting to stimulate mechanoreceptors via the TPU clip embedded in the upper which contacts the medial arch.

    • Thanks Darcy, that is really interesting and may well be the case. We know it works, so why not do it? Nike also has a patent for a system almost identical to the one I developed all those years ago, so I guess it is.. watch this space!

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