Nike® Neers

  Did you know engineers design running shoes? Running shoes are designed for protection, performance and comfort.

Engineers must know:

  • How much force goes from the ground through the shoe to the feet? In a running shoe, weight is distributed throughout the whole foot - heel to toe.

  • How much cushioning is needed to absorb shock? It hurts less jumping on a softer surface. That's why running shoes have foam that's soft and squishy.

  • What kind of tread is used on the bottom of the shoe? Treads help grip different surfaces.