The Physical Performance Show: Running Shoe Masterclass: Paul Griffin & Simon Bartold (Sports Podiatrists)
In episode 153 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Paul Griffin and Simon Bartold in this Running Shoe Masterclass.
These guests could not be better profiled to share around this all important topic. Dr Paul Griffin – Sports Podiatrist, has a Sports Podiatry career spanning 20 years. Paul has provided services to the Perth Glory Football Club and the Western Australian Branch of the Australasian Podiatry Council. Paul’s, Bartold clinical colleague Simon Bartold likewise has a very impressive career. Across Simon’s career to date, Simon has been a consultant at the Australian Institute of Sport Cricket Academy, the British Cricket Academy and the Indian Cricket Team as well as a number of other National Sporting Teams. Simon was a Deputy Director of Podiatry Services at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and then again chosen for Medical Teams at the 2004 and 2006 Olympic Games. Simon went on to attend his 4th Olympic Games in London in 2012, he’s been a Consultant Podiatrist to Port Power in the AFL and he’s been an editorial Board Member for the Journal of Science and medicine in Sport and the Australasian Physiotherapy Journal as well as being the review of the Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine and the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
During this episode, we discuss the modern running shoe. How the features of the modern running shoe came about, does running shoe segmentation or categorisation have a place in today’s running shoe landscape, reducing injury and preventing injury through running footwear. The role of maximalist and minimalist footwear, knowing when to replace your current running shoe, knowing whether to trial another pair of running shoes and of course selecting the best shoe for you. We discuss contemporary trends in running shoe manufacturing and the very exciting future of what the running shoe market holds.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Work / life for Paul and Simon
- Asics Kayano Shoe Footprint
- Things to consider before purchasing athletic footwear
- Key perspective on different categories of shoes
- What drives Footwear Companies in making shoes
- 3 Top Tips in purchasing shoes
- When should a runner change their shoes
- How could a runner determine when to change shoe types
- Insight on the Nike 4% Carbon Plate Shoe
- Best Advice to listeners
- What is Vibration in a Running Shoe
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“Go out and try to find the least amount of shoe possible.” – Best Advice from Simon
“Establish a good relationship with a reputable retailer.” – Best Advice from Paul
“Don’t judge based on the shape of the shoe.”
“We need to be looking at what else is available for us that will help.”
“The shoe is the interface between the ground and the foot.”
“Too minimalist is not necessarily a good thing.”
“The human body hates repetitive load.”
3 Tips on Shoe Purchase from Simon Bartold
- Don’t make massive changes.
- Choose the one that works for you.
- Look for comfort.
3 Tips on Shoe Purchase from Paul Griffin
- Make sure to buy from a reputable retailer.
- Fit for intended and suitable use.
- Don’t do too much too soon
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1:58 Introduction to Simon Bartold and Paul Griffin
5:19 Work life for Paul and Simon
10:36 Asics Kayano Shoe Footprint
13:18 Things to Consider before getting athletic footwear
32:05 Key perspective on different categories of shoes
47:56 What drives Footwear Companies in making shoes
55:02 3 Top Tips in purchasing shoes
58:24 When should a runner change their shoes
1:00:50 How could a runner determine when to change shoe types
1:11:00 Insight on the Nike 4% Carbon Plate Shoe
1:14:53 Best Advice to listeners
1:17:03 What is Vibration in a Running Shoe
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