The Physical Performance Show: Expert Edition: Bartold Clinical-Carbon Plated Shoe Technology
In episode 205 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Bartold Clinical, Simon Bartold and Paul Griffin-Carbon Plated Shoe Technology in this expert edition.
In this expert edition featuring the team from Bartold Clinical, Simon Bartold and Paul Griffin discuss all things carbon fibre technology in shoes and what the technology means to elite runners and everyday runners.
Specifically, on this episode, we’ll explore the chronology of the carbon plate innovation in shoes. We explore the mechanisms, the purported mechanisms by which this technology works and you may be very surprised on what Simon and Paul share around the proposed mechanisms. We talk about the role of the plates in the shoes, the role of the foam, the geometry of the shoe, the role of placebo and so much more. We talk about the evidence for and against the effect of these shoes for the running injury profile. We discussed who and how these shoes can be worn, other brands; what they are up to outside of Nike with their own carbon fibre plate technologies. World Athletics rulings advice to help practitioners and we answer some questions from listeners that came forward ahead of this recording.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Conversation about carbon plated footwear
- The “Nike Cheating Shoes”
- Production of Carbon shoes
- Understanding the mechanisms of a running shoe
- Proposed mechanisms of carbon plates in the shoes
- Required capabilities to exploit carbon fibre shoes
- Muscular mechanism during marathon
- Effects of shoes for non runners
- Mechanism of foam in the shoes
- Purpose of Air cells/pockets in the Nike Alpha Fly
- Cumulative and longer effect of the shoes
- Placebo effect and innovation on footwear
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“If you want to be a better runner, do the things that make you a better runner.” – Best Advice from Simon Bartold
“If you think it will fit you, go for it.” – Best Advice from Paul Griffin
“You can only achieve so much with the training effect.”
“There is a geometry between stiffness and the geometry of the plates and how it will affect specific joints.”
“The vibration wave has an amplitude and frequency. Every human tissue has a specific vibration.”
“Body weight and strength might be important on how these shoes work.”
Effect of External Foot Stabilisers
1. If you have a rocker in the shoes, your muscle can be stabilised.
2. Reducing fatigue in muscles
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To follow Paul Griffin:
Running Shoe Masterclass: Paul Griffin & Simon Bartold (Sports Podiatrists) Episode 153 of The Physical Performance Show
2:15 Introduction to Episode 205 with Simon Bartold and Paul Griffin
4:00 Conversation about carbon plated footwear
6:10 The “Nike Cheating Shoes”
14:40 Production of Carbon shoes
20:25 Understanding the mechanisms of a running shoe
21:11 Proposed mechanisms of carbon plates in the shoes
30:00 Required capabilities to exploit carbon fibre shoes
33:10 Muscular mechanism during marathon
39:20 Effects of shoes for non runners
40:27 Mechanism of foam in the shoes
47:10 Purpose of Air cells/pockets in the Nike Alpha Fly
49:05 Cumulative and longer effect of the shoes
53:10 Placebo effect and innovation on footwear
57:30 Answer from listeners questions
1:03:20 Best Advice
Eliud Kipchoge – Kenyan long-distance runner
Bernard (Benno) Nigg – Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology, leading sports-shoe researcher
Geng Luo – Nike biomechanics expert
Ryan Hall – Dual Olympian, U.S Record Holder Half Marathon (59:43), 2:04:58 Marathon PR Episode 160 of The Physical Performance Show
Brigid Kosgei– Kenyan marathon runner