Have a question about running shoes? Ask your questions to the PUMA shoe development team
Ever wanted to know how a running shoe is designed? Why you might want to choose minimalist shoes, or when you might want to wear a more cushioned shoe?
On Wednesday 20 August between 12 – 1pm, Bob Michalski from the PUMA development team and Steve Keating, a product line manager at PUMA, will be here to answer your questions on anything and everything you want to know about shoe technology, design and performance.
Steven Keating is currently the Head of Design, overseeing the design team responsible for PUMA’s running and training footwear. Steven has been designing performance footwear for more than ten years. His love for sport and design led to his pursuit of a career in the sports equipment industry. Steven’s favourite design is the spike he designed for Usain Bolt for the 2012 Olympics. While wearing this spike Usain won three Gold Medals, broke a World Record, and two Olympic records.
Bob Michalski has worked in footwear since the early nineties. He worked at Reebok, managing custom footwear needs for pro tennis athletes like Michael Chang, Jimmy Connors, Pat Rafter and Arancha Sanchez Vicario, and has since held various roles at K-Swiss and PUMA. Today he is the group head of development for footwear for PUMA in Boston.
Just to give you some final clarity, this is not up for discussion and the decision has been made based on a number of factors previously outlined. The terms and conditions of the forum were repeatedly broken.
Is there a race you used to run or wanted to run that is now defunct?
You may have seen in recent issues of Runner’s World a new page called ‘Bring Back…’ Each month we have been focusing on races that once held a special place in runner’s hearts but have now gone from the annual racing calendar.
We have had some cracking ones featured so far. From the Salisbury Plain 15 to the London to Brighton ultra or the colourful Potteries Marathon to the tough Morpeth to Newcastle Road Race we have included so far.
But we would love to hear some of your suggestions of the past races you fondly recall. It can be any distance from 10ks up to ultras that was held in the UK. It might also be a slightly unusual one in distance, terrain or format, but if we can dig out enough on it, we will happily try and include it.
At this stage, please post here any races you would like to see featured or email me directly if you prefer. I am one of the regular writers for RW. I am at: