Want to know everything there is to know about running shoes? You are in the right place!

Who is this course for?
Clinicians who treat runners (not just Podiatrists)
Run specialty retailers who want to extend their knowledge
Those who want to break into the industry

>60hrs of content on everything you ever going to want to know on running shoes!

This is a formally structured course or program that produces a certificate of completion. 

 


 Course Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Running Shoe Anatomy and Terminology
  3. History of Running Shoes
  4. Running Shoe Manufacture
    1. Traditional
    2. 3d Printing
    3. Materials
  5. Fitting Running Shoes
    1. Footwear Assessment Tool
  6. Retailing
    1. The retail landscape
      1. Online v Local Store
    2. Pricing
    3. Returns
    4. Stock policies
  7. Concepts
    1. Regulations affectung running shoes
    2. Shoe Rotation
    3. Stack height
    4. Drop
    5. Toe Spring
    6. Minimalist Running Shoes
    7. Maximalist Running Shoes
    8. Running Shoe Rating Scales
      1. Minimalist Index
      2. Minimalistic Running Shoe Scale
      3. Shoe Stability Index
    9. "Overpronation"
    10. Motion Control
    11. Motion Enhancement
      1. Windlass Mechanism and Running Shoes
    12. Dual Density Midsoles
    13. Medial Posting
    14. Heel flare
    15. Historical Design Features
    16. Cushioning
      1. Tuning
      2. Soft tissue vibration
    17. Curved v Straight Lasted
    18. Sizing of Running Shoes
    19. Running Shoes and Running Economy
    20. Running shoes and impact forces
    21. Sensory Attenuation and Running Shoes
    22. Shoe stiffness/flexibility
    23. Foot Strike Pattern and Running Shoes
    24. Running Technique and Running Shoes
    25. Relationship between running shoes and Injury
    26. Principles of Running Injury
    27. Barefoot/Minimalism and Injury Concepts
    28. Responsiveness and Ride
    29. Floating heel running shoes
    30. The developing foot in children and running shoes
    31. Cheap vs Expensive Running Shoes
    32. Spring Loaded Running Shoes
    33. Toning Shoes
    34. Split Toe Shoes
    35. Trail Running Shoes
    36. Running Shoes and Leg Stiffness
    37. The Preferred Motion Pathway and Running Shoes
    38. Energy Return Running Shoes
    39. Health Claims for Runnings Shoes and Litigation
    40. Muscle Strength and Running Shoes
    41. The 2-hour marathon running shoe
    42. Insoles
    43. Lacing
    44. Longevity/Replacement and Maintenance
    45. Wear Patterns
    46. Running Shoes and Foot Orthotics
    47. The Science and Evidence Base
    48. The selling of the 'natural approach'
    49. Customization of Running Shoes
    50. Rhetoric, propaganda, logical fallacies and social media
  8. Problems
    1. Blisters
    2. Haglunds deformity
    3. Bunions
    4. Toe defomrity
    5. Toe nail issues
    6. Heel slipage
  9. Socks
    1. Compression garments
  10. Prescribing Running Shoes
    1. Arch paradigm
      1. Wet Footprint test
    2. 'Pronation' Paradigm
    3. Comfort Filter
    4. Minimal Interference
    5. Runners World model
    6. Applied Kinesiology
    7. 'ClearGait'
    8. 'Optimal Performance Index System'
    9. 'Dialed in Motion'
    10. 'MotionQuest'
    11. Gait analysis and prescribing running shoes
  11. Marketshare of brands
  12. Testing of Running Shoes
  13. Running Shoe Review Websites
  14. Sneaker Culture
  15. Individual Shoes
    1. 361 Degrees
    2. 90Fun Smart
    3. 7Even Dynamics
    4. A4
    5. Active88
    6. Adidas
    7. Aetrex
    8. Airia
    9. Alpinestars
    10. Altra
    11. Ampla
    12. Anatom
    13. Anodyne
    14. Anta
    15. Apis 
    16. APL
    17. Arc'teryx
    18. ARCH
    19. Asics
    20. Astral
    21. Avia
    22. Craft
    23. B2R
    24. BarePadz
    25. Be Real
    26. Berg
    27. Boombah
    28. Brandblack
    29. Brazier Ekocycle
    30. Britek
    31. Brooks
    32. Brütting
    33. Carson
    34. Champion
    35. Columbia
    36. Craft
    37. CRIVIT Running Shoes
    38. Crosskix
    39. Diadora
    40. Dunlop
    41. Dynafit
    42. Earth Runners
    43. Ecco
    44. Enda
    45. Enko
    46. Etonic
    47. Everlast
    48. FBR
    49. Feelmax
    50. Fila
    51. Forus
    52. Freeheel
    53. Freet
    54. Garmont 
    55. GoLite
    56. Gravity Defyer
    57. Haglöfs
    58. Healus
    59. Helly Hansen
    60. Heros
    61. Hersey
    62. Hi Tec
    63. Hoka One One
    64. Icebug
    65. Inov-8
    66. J´hayber
    67. Jinga
    68. Joe Nimble
    69. Joma
    70. K Swiss
    71. Kalenji
    72. KangaROOS
    73. Karhu
    74. Karrimor
    75. Kelme
    76. Keen
    77. Khombu
    78. La Sportiva
    79. Lalo
    80. Laser
    81. League
    82. le coq sportif
    83. Leguano
    84. Lems
    85. Li Ning
    86. Lizard
    87. Loco
    88. Lotto
    89. Luna
    90. Maxed
    91. MBT
    92. Merrell
    93. Mizuno
    94. Montrail
    95. Neimaj
    96. New Balance
    97. Newline
    98. Newton
    99. Nike
    100. North Face
    101. Olympikus
    102. On
    103. Onemix
    104. Paleo Barefoots
    105. Patagonia
    106. Peak
    107. Pearl Izumi
    108. Pierce
    109. Power
    110. PrimalEvo
    111. Pro Touch
    112. Prospecs
    113. Puma
    114. Rastro
    115. Rax
    116. Reebok
    117. Ryka
    118. Runtopia Reach
    119. Sako
    120. Salewa
    121. Salming
    122. Salomon
    123. Saucony
      1. Saucony Stride Lab
    124. Scarpa
    125. Scott
    126. Scutti
    127. Shamma
    128. Sfida
    129. Skechers
    130. Skindels
    131. Skora
    132. Slazenger
    133. Smaat
    134. Sockwa
    135. Soft Star
    136. Sole Gliders
    137. Sole Runner
    138. Somnio
    139. Spalding
    140. Speedo
    141. Spira
    142. Springboost
    143. Supra
    144. Tadeevo
    145. Tecnica
    146. TESH Sports
    147. Tesla
    148. Therafit
    149. Three Over Seven
    150. Topo Athletic
    151. Turntec
    152. Turner
    153. Typhoon
    154. Under Armour
    155. Vasque
    156. Vibram Five Fingers
    157. Vitruvian
    158. Vivobarefoot
    159. Warrior
    160. Woolf
    161. Xero
    162. Zem
    163. Zoot
  16. Conclusion
 


  • The current lessons are listed here.
  • Each lesson is more than just a recorded PowerPoint. They will consist of talking heads, interviews with experts (and those who have differing opinions); video demos; and a chance to interact by asking questions; and more. Hopefully they are also somewhat entertaining.
  • After learning is checked, you then move onto the next lesson until you get to the end and the system produces a certificate
  • You can go back over any module at any time and will be notified when any are updated or added to
  • You can enrol and start the course at any time
  • You go at your own pace and do the modules in your own time; each module is broken into 15-50 minute blocks or chunks, so that is manageable
  • Any questions, please contact us.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is the course open to non-Podiatrists?
    Yes. Everyone is welcome. Running shoes is a pretty wide topic
  • Can you send us an inovice rather than use PayPal?
    Yes. Our preference is to use PayPal as that is integrated with our backend and everything is automated; but please contact us and we can send an invoice with alternative payment methods.
  • How long will it take to complete the course?
    At long as you like. Therie is about 60 hours worth of content broken down into 15 to 50 minute lessons, so you work at your own pace as time and work permits.
  • The cost is too much
    Not really. Its all about the value for the money. The cost is less than what you would typically pay for a two day course or conference. This online course has 60 hours (~8 days!) of content that you can revisit at anytime and get updates. With the online verison you also do not have the travel and accomodation costs and the need for time off work to attend a conference.
  • What platform do you use to deliver the course?
    The whole course is web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc) based and video streams in the browser. There is nothing to download or install. It is also responsive, so works equally well on desktop and mobile platdorms.