Episode 83 with Running Biomechanist Laura Healey: How your footwear affects your run

In this week’s episode, we talk to footwear innovator Laura Healey about:

  • The anatomy of a running shoe
  • How your shoe affects your run
  • All things carbon fiber shoes
  • The question to ask yourself to choose the right shoe for your activity

As manager of footwear innovation at PUMA’s North American office in Boston, Massachusetts, Laura Healey uses her biomechanics expertise to create enhanced performance footwear. Along with a team of designers and engineers, Laura helps develop the innovation and concepts that will be used in Puma’s athletic footwear in the future. By talking to and working with top athletes, Laura and the innovation team can obtain feedback and input on their needs and wants from footwear.”I get to talk to top athletes, get their feedback and it’s really important stuff. It’s also really cool, I love it. It really is ‘dream job’ material.” Often working in collaboration with researchers from other universities, Laura and her team also ensure that the new ideas they develop are based on new and detailed research.

Please note that this podcast is created strictly for educational purposes and should never be used for medical diagnosis and treatment.

See you in the next episode!


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