490BC

What happened with running shoes in 490BC?
Pheidippides ran to Athens in terra cotta boots to deliver his message that sparked the legend of Marathon

The Athenian army defeated the invading Persian army in a battle in the plain of Marathon which is about 26 miles north of Athens. According to the legend, the Athenians then ordered the messenger Pheidippides to run ahead to Athens and announce the victory to the city.

Phidippides

Painting of Pheidippides as he gave word of the Greek victory over Persia at the Battle of Marathon to the people of Athens

Statue of Pheidippides along the Marathon Road.

Statue of Pheidippides along the Marathon Road.

What else happened in 490BC?
The Athenians begin the building of a temple to Athena Parthenos.

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

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