Podcast Episode 205: Bartold Clinical-Carbon Plated Shoe Technology

In episode 205 of The Physical Performance Show I share a conversation with Bartold Clinical, Simon Bartold and Paul Griffin-Carbon Plated Shoe Technology in this expert edition.

In this expert edition featuring the team from Bartold Clinical, Simon Bartold and Paul Griffin discuss all things carbon fibre technology in shoes and what the technology means to elite runners and everyday runners.

Specifically, on this episode, we’ll explore the chronology of the carbon plate innovation in shoes. We explore the mechanisms, the purported mechanisms by which this technology works and you may be very surprised on what Simon and Paul share around the proposed mechanisms. We talk about the role of the plates in the shoes, the role of the foam, the geometry of the shoe, the role of placebo and so much more. We talk about the evidence for and against the effect of these shoes for the running injury profile. We discussed who and how these shoes can be worn, other brands; what they are up to outside of Nike with their own carbon fibre plate technologies. World Athletics rulings advice to help practitioners and we answer some questions from listeners that came forward ahead of this recording

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Conversation about carbon plated footwear
  • The “Nike Cheating Shoes”
  • Production of Carbon shoes
  • Understanding the mechanisms of a running shoe
  • Proposed mechanisms of carbon plates in the shoes
  • Required capabilities to exploit carbon fibre shoes
  • Muscular mechanism during marathon
  • Effects of shoes for non runners
  • Mechanism of foam in the shoes
  • Purpose of Air cells/pockets in the Nike Alpha Fly
  • Cumulative and longer effect of the shoes
  • Placebo effect and innovation on footwear

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