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. Adidas
    6. Aetrex
    7. Airia
    8. Alpinestars
    9. Altra
    10. Ampla
    11. Anatom
    12. Anodyne
    13. Anta
    14. Apis 
    15. APL
    16. Arc'teryx
    17. ARCH
    18. Asics
    19. Astral
    20. Avia
    21. Craft
    22. B2R
    23. BarePadz
    24. Be Real
    25. Berg
    26. Boombah
    27. Brandblack
    28. Brazier Ekocycle
    29. Britek
    30. Brooks
    31. Brütting
    32. Carson
    33. Champion
    34. Columbia
    35. Craft
    36. CRIVIT Running Shoes
    37. Crosskix
    38. Diadora
    39. Dunlop
    40. Dynafit
    41. Earth Runners
    42. Ecco
    43. Enda
    44. Enko
    45. Etonic
    46. Everlast
    47. FBR
    48. Feelmax
    49. Fila
    50. Forus
    51. Freeheel
    52. Freet
    53. Garmont 
    54. GoLite
    55. Gravity Defyer
    56. Haglöfs
    57. Healus
    58. Helly Hansen
    59. Heros
    60. Hersey
    61. Hi Tec
    62. Hoka One One
    63. Icebug
    64. Inov-8
    65. J´hayber
    66. Jinga
    67. Joe Nimble
    68. Joma
    69. K Swiss
    70. Kalenji
    71. KangaROOS
    72. Karhu
    73. Karrimor
    74. Kelme
    75. Keen
    76. Khombu
    77. La Sportiva
    78. Lalo
    79. Laser
    80. League
    81. le coq sportif
    82. Leguano
    83. Lems
    84. Li Ning
    85. Lizard
    86. Loco
    87. Lotto
    88. Luna
    89. Maxed
    90. MBT
    91. Merrell
    92. Mizuno
    93. Montrail
    94. Neimaj
    95. New Balance
    96. Newline
    97. Newton
    98. Nike
    99. North Face
    100. Olympikus
    101. On
    102. Onemix
    103. Paleo Barefoots
    104. Patagonia
    105. Peak
    106. Pearl Izumi
    107. Pierce
    108. Power
    109. PrimalEvo
    110. Pro Touch
    111. Prospecs
    112. Puma
    113. Rastro
    114. Rax
    115. Reebok
    116. Ryka
    117. Runtopia Reach
    118. Sako
    119. Salewa
    120. Salming
    121. Salomon
    122. Saucony
      1. Saucony Stride Lab
    123. Scarpa
    124. Scott
    125. Scutti
    126. Shamma
    127. Sfida
    128. Skechers
    129. Skindels
    130. Skora
    131. Slazenger
    132. Smaat
    133. Sockwa
    134. Soft Star
    135. Sole Gliders
    136. Sole Runner
    137. Somnio
    138. Spalding
    139. Speedo
    140. Spira
    141. Springboost
    142. Supra
    143. Tadeevo
    144. Tecnica
    145. TESH Sports
    146. Tesla
    147. Therafit
    148. Three Over Seven
    149. Topo Athletic
    150. Turntec
    151. Turner
    152. Typhoon
    153. Under Armour
    154. Vasque
    155. Vibram Five Fingers
    156. Vitruvian
    157. Vivobarefoot
    158. Warrior
    159. Woolf
    160. Xero
    161. Zem
    162. 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.