Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool Of Running Shoes

byBrian Metzler

Paperback | October 15, 2019

Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool Of Running Shoes by Brian Metzler
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Kicksologyis your all-access pass into the fascinating, colorful world of running shoes-and what makes up a perfect pair of kicks.

Sports journalist and veteran shoe tester Brian Metzler takes runners and kicksologists deep inside the $10 billion dollar running shoe industry with a behind-the-curtain look at what makes iconic running shoe brands tick.Kicksologyfollows a shoe from inspiration to store shelf to show how innovative ideas evolve into industry-wide trends and fads. Metzler tours shoe labs where scientists advance our understanding of shoes and running mechanics as well as the domestic and overseas shoe factories where the world's favorite kicks are assembled.

A dedicated shoe nerd and running junkie, Metzler shares his love of great shoes in this fascinating look at the intersections of shoe culture and history, science and storytelling, intel from the innovators with on-the-ground insight from top runners.

Kicksologyis filled with information as entertaining as it is surprising, tapping into the passion runners have for their kicks and feeding their curiosity about what makes a great shoe.

Brian Metzler is a freelance journalist who covers running, running gear, and related sports.A running shoe geek since his prepubescent cross-country team days, Metzler has run more than 75,000 miles in his life, tested more than 1,500 pairs of running shoes, run focus groups for several running shoe brands, raced every distance from 5...
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Title:Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool Of Running ShoesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inPublished:October 15, 2019Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937715914

ISBN - 13:9781937715915

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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