1984

What happened with running shoes in 1984?
Saucony releases the Dixon Trainer following the New Zealand runner, Rod Dixon‘s victory in the 1983 New York Marathon.

Asics release Tiger X-Caliber GT with medial posting (it later becomes the Gel Kayano).

New Balance releases the 1300, which is an expensive shoe for the time.

Etonic Quasar advert:
Etonic Quasar

What else happened in 1984?
The Los Angeles Raiders defeat the Washington Redskins, 38–9, to win the NFL Super Bowl XVIII in Tampa, Florida on January 22.
On January 24 the iconic Macintosh personal computer goes on sale.
Medicare comes into effect in Australia on February 1st.
The Winter Olympics are held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia from February 8 to 19.
The Summer Olympics are held in Los Angeles, California from July 28 to August 12. The barefoot South African runner Zola Budd who had controversially been granted British citizenship earlier in the year, and Mary Decker of the USA collide and fall in the Olympic 3000 meters final.
The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to César Milstein, Niels Kaj Jerne and Georges J. F. Köhler for their work on monoclonal antibodies.

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
The Adidas Archive
The Adidas Archive

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