1981

What happened with running shoes in 2081?
Brooks file for bankruptcy protection. Despite the running boom in the 1970’s, they struggled to cope with the rapid growth of the company. This almost happened again in 2001 before being ‘rescued’ by the new CEO, Jim Weber.

What else happened in 1981?
On January 20 Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States.
The first London Marathon is held with 7500 runners on March 29th.
On July 19 the Springbok Rugby Tour commences in New Zealand with the controversy over the support of apartheid in South Africa.
A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in London, UK on July 29.
Cuba has a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with a reported 344 203 cases.

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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