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Science Pub Corvallis
January 14 • 6:00 pm• Free
Ever since Bill Bowerman realized the grooves from a waffle iron could make some killer running shoes — thus birthing Nike shoes — people have been wondering how to make running shoes better. The quest for the perfect running shoe has led to minimal cushioning shoes, maximal cushioning shoes and those weird toe shoes. The ever-popular Science Pub Corvallis series will dig up the dirt on running shoe technology. Christine Pollard will present results that show running shoes with tons of cushioning actually provide less cushioning than more common running shoes. The results are early steps in understanding how these maximal cushioning shoes (such as the HOKA One brand) impact running-related injury risks and can provide more science-based shoe recommendations for an enhanced running experience. Pollard directs the Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence Laboratory (FORCE Lab) at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend and is a licensed physical therapist.
The presentation on the FORCE Lab is 6 pm Monday, Jan. 14, at Old World Deli, located at 341 2nd Street, Corvallis. FREE, register online at eventbrite.com or call 541-737-4717. — Henry Houston