1948

What happened with running shoes in 1948?
An acrimonious feud between the brothers Adi and Rudolph Dassler leads to them to go their separate ways. Rudolph forms Puma. See the book: Sneaker Wars for an analysis of what happened.

What else happened in 1948?
On January 1, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) comes into affect.
Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian pacifist and leader is assassinated on 30 January in New Delhi.
The 1948 Winter Olympics begin in St Moritz, Switzerland.
On April 7, The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
The physicist’s Ralph Asher Alpher and George Gamow publish their paper about the Big Bang.
The Berlin Blockade begins on June 24th. The The Berlin Airlift begins on the 26th.
The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom starts on July 5, giving the right to universal healthcare for everyone.
The 1948 Summer Olympics begin on July 29 in London. They became known as the Austerity Games because of the hard economic climate in the aftermath of World War II. The 1500m was won by Henry Eriksson from Sweden in 3:49.8 and the marathon was won by Delfo Cabrera from Argentina in 2:34:51.6.

The Nobel Prize in Medicine went to the Swiss chemist, Paul Müller for his 1939 discovery of insecticidal qualities and use of DDT in the control of vector diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.

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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