In episode 153 of The Physical Performance Show I share a conversation with Paul Griffin and Simon Bartold in this Running Shoe Masterclass.
These guests could not be better profiled to share around this all important topic. Dr Paul Griffin – Sports Podiatrist, has a Sports Podiatry career spanning 20 years. Paul has provided services to the Perth Glory Football Club and the Western Australian Branch of the Australasian Podiatry Council. Paul’s, Bartold clinical colleague Simon Bartold likewise has a very impressive career. Across Simon’s career to date, Simon has been a consultant at the Australian Institute of Sport Cricket Academy, the British Cricket Academy and the Indian Cricket Team as well as a number of other National Sporting Teams. Simon was a Deputy Director of Podiatry Services at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and then again chosen for Medical Teams at the 2004 and 2006 Olympic Games. Simon went on to attend his 4th Olympic Games in London in 2012, he’s been a Consultant Podiatrist to Port Power in the AFL and he’s been an editorial Board Member for the Journal of Science and medicine in Sport and the Australasian Physiotherapy Journal as well as being the review of the Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
During this episode, we discuss the modern running shoe. How the features of the modern running shoe came about, does running shoe segmentation or categorisation have a place in today’s running shoe landscape, reducing injury and preventing injury through running footwear. The role of maximalist and minimalist footwear, knowing when to replace your current running shoe, knowing whether to trial another pair of running shoes and of course selecting the best shoe for you. We discuss contemporary trends in running shoe manufacturing and the very exciting future of what the running shoe market holds.
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