1936

What happened with running shoes in 1936?
On August 1, the 1936 Summer Olympics open in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler tried to use the 1936 Games to promote his government and their ideals of racial supremacy and antisemitism.
The American Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the sprint and long jump events, much to Hitler’s displeasure.
The 1500m was won by Jack Lovelock of New Zealand in the world record time of 3:47.8.
Sohn Kee-chung from Korea won the marathon in 2:29:19.2 which was an Olympic record.

What else happened in 1936?
On September 7, the last known Tasmanian tiger dies in Hobart Zoo in Tasmania, Australia.
On September 13, Chicago Public Schools launches a distance education program in response to a polio outbreak.
On November 3 Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term as USA president.
Streptococcous meningitis which was previously close to 100% was successfully treated for the first time with a sulfonamide.

The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Sir Henry Hallett Dale and Otto Loewi for their work on the role of acetylcholine as an endogenous neurotransmitter.

Books on Running Shoes:

Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports MedicineThe Science of FootwearBiomechanics of Sports ShoesTread LightlyShoe Dog
Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports MedicineThe Science of FootwearBiomechanics of Sports ShoesTread LightlyShoe Dog
kicksologyAthletic Footwear The Comprehensive GuideWhich running shoes are for me?: A 10-step guide to evaluating any shoeThe Complete Handbook of Athletic FootwearThe Running Shoe Book
Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running ShoesAthletic Footwear: The Comprehensive GuideWhich running shoes are for me?: A 10-step guide to evaluating any shoeThe Complete Handbook of Athletic FootwearThe Running Shoe Book
All about distance running shoesFaster Stronger Higher! How shoe brands create innovative footwear technology: Sport Science for the next Super AthletesSneaker Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud That Forever Changed the Business of Sportsbiomechanics of running shoessecond edition of footwear manufacture
All About Distance Running ShoesFaster Stronger Higher! How shoe brands create innovative footwear technology: Sport Science for the next Super AthletesSneaker Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud That Forever Changed the Business of SportsBiomechanics of Running ShoesHandbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture
Running shoe design for runners with overpronation of footNike: Better is TemporaryHow to Spot Fake SneakersRunning with Purpose: How Brooks Outpaced Goliath Competitors to Lead the Pac
Running shoe design for runners with overpronation of footNike: Better is TemporaryHow to Spot Fake SneakersSoled OutRunning with Purpose: How Brooks Outpaced Goliath Competitors to Lead the Pack

Other Years in the History of Running Shoes:

Pre-history776BC480BC490BC
183918961898
1906190819141920
19241936193819481949
19581960196419651966196719681969
The 70'sMid- to late- 70's
1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
Mid-2000's
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
2020202120222023

Related Pages:
Running Shoes | Marketshare of Running Shoes | Running Shoe Anatomy and Terminology | Design Features in Running Shoes | How Often to Change or Replace Running Shoes | Manufacture of Running Shoes | Running Shoe Materials | Running Shoe Rotation | History of Podiatry | Footwear History | History of the Marathon

Book:
Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes

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