1938

What happened with running shoes in 1938?
New Balance (founded in 1906 as an orthopaedic brace business) makes their first running shoe for competitive runners.

Adidas track shoe from 1938:

What else happened in 1938?
Franklin D. Roosevelt establishes The March of Dimes, a non-profit foundation to fight infant polio.
On February 6, 300 swimmers are dragged out to sea in 3 freak waves in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. 80 lifesavers saved all but 5.
In March, oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
Walt Disney releases the first cel-animated feature in motion picture history, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Tensions increase around the world over Adolf Hitler’s speeches and actions towards Czechoslovakia.

The Nobel Prize in Medicine is awarded to Corneille Jean François Heymans (1892–1968), a Belgian physiologist for his work that showed how blood pressure and the oxygen content of the blood are measured by the body and transmitted to the brain.

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
202020212022

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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