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Evolution of Athletic Footwear

  • Steven I. Subotnick
  • Christy King
  • Mher Vartivarian
  • Chatra Klaisri
Chapter

Abstract

Shoes are vital to man’s sole. It is no secret that feet manage the challenges of daily life with the help of shoes. Shoes can stabilize, allow for flexibility or rigidity, cushion, and, in some cases, even injure feet. With the evolution of fast-paced lifestyles, shoes have been scientifically engineered to provide the most comfort and to perform at the highest level for the individual who wears them, but shoes have not always been as systematically constructed.

Keywords

Running shoe history Athletic footwear evolution Running shoe anatomy 

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© Springer-Verlag New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven I. Subotnick
    • 1
  • Christy King
    • 2
  • Mher Vartivarian
    • 2
  • Chatra Klaisri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryEden Hospital, San Leandro HospitalSan LeandroUSA
  2. 2.Department of Podiatry, California School of Podiatric MedicineSamuel Merritt UniversityOaklandUSA

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