13 August 2005

a weight room for your feet

Nike Makes Barefoot Breakthrough@wired

Nike researchers brought in 10 men and 10 women to run barefoot on grass to see exactly how the body reacts without shoes on. They were videotaped with high-speed cameras to capture their movements, they had reflective markers attached to their joints to allow easy calculation of joint angles during their stride, and they even had wafer-thin pressure sensors attached to the bottoms of their feet to measure their impact with the earth.

There was a very unique pressure pattern that came from running on grass....They were using the whole foot, very naturally.

We went in between completely barefoot and our highest-stability shoe.

Nike free

No comments: