1964

What happened with running shoes in 1964?
Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman found Blue Ribbon Sports (later becomes Nike) as a distributor of Onitsuka Tiger (which later becomes ASICS).

What else happened in 1964?
On January 11, USA Surgeon General Luther Terry makes the first statement from the government that smoking may be hazardous health.
On February 1, The Beatles are at number 1 spot on the USA singles charts for the first time, with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.
Jerome Horwitz first synthesizes zidovudine (AZT), the antiviral drug that is later used to treat HIV.

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 Sneakers
Running shoe design for runners with overpronation of footNike: Better is TemporaryHow to Spot Fake SneakersSoled Out

Other Years in the History of Running Shoes:

Pre-history776BC480BC490BC
183918961898
1906190819141920
19241936193819481949
19581960196419661967
The 70'sMid- to late- 70's1969
1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
198019811982198319841985198619871988
19901991199219931999
Mid-2000's
2000200220042005200720082009
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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