1977

What happened with running shoes in 1977?
Onitsuka uses the name ASICS for products to be introduced into the USA market.
The Brooks Vantage tops the Runners World rankings

Runners World Advertisement:

Jim Fixx published The Complete Book of Running which became a best seller.

Reebok advert in Runners World

On 25 September, 4200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon. It was won by Dan Cloeter in 2:17:52 and Dorothy Doolittle in 2:50:47.

What else happened in 1977?
On January 18, scientists announce that they have identified the unknown bacterium that is the cause of Legionnaires’ disease.
Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the 39th President of the United States on 20 January and the next day he pardons Vietnam War draft evaders.
On August 9, Hulk Hogan debuts as The Super Destroyer for Championship Wrestling from Florida.
Elvis Presley des in his home in Graceland at age 42 on August 16.
On October 26, the last natural smallpox case is discovered in Merca district, Somalia.

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

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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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