The Evidence for Running Shoe Construction and Function

This presentation was part of the Best Practices in Orthotic Therapy activity on April 11, 2015 and is approximately 25 minutes. Once you register for the course, you will have 180 days (approximately 6 months) from the date of enrollment to complete the course. The exact date that your access expires will be indicated within the Course Summary box on this webpage.

Target Audience

Podistrists and physical therapists.


  • What are we trying to accomplish with running shoe design and construction?
  • Shoe prescription based on shoe type.
  • Shoe anatomy, weight, heel design, stiffness, cushioning, and shock absorption.
  • Shoe design strategies to improve performance during running.
  • Evidence-based recommendations


Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Assistant Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University

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  • 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
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