Unpacking Design

Episode 83 – Unpacking Running Footwear

Episode Summary

How does the design of a shoe impact the performance of the person wearing it for specific activities? Why are there so many different types of shoes for every sport? Learn more about the importance of design in relation to footwear and performance in this episode where Mike and Tim unpack running footwear.

Episode Notes

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How does the design of a shoe impact the performance of the person wearing it for specific activities? Why are there so many different types of shoes for every sport? Learn more about the importance of design in relation to footwear and performance in this episode where Mike and Tim unpack running footwear.

Mike starts this episode with a story about how his latest hobby of long daily walks has led to his first pair of sneakers reaching the end of its lifespan. He gets into a discussion with Tim about finding his next pair of shoes and Tim gets into some detail about the different types of shoes, running form, and comfort. They talk about how to determine when a shoe is worn out, the relationship between the design of a shoe and the human body, the impact of materials on performance, and some interesting stories about how some of the most popular running shoes today were conceived.

Learn more about how the design of running footwear influences the performance of the user in this episode of Unpacking Design!—

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