Simon Bartold, international research consultant for ASICS Corporation, has been nominated by the
The Award will be presented to Bartold in
The Schuster Biomechanics Award is given for outstanding research, education, and leadership in the field of podiatric sports medicine, and is being presented to Bartold for his exceptional research in gender and other studies. Bartold is the first Australian to receive the Schuster Award.
“It is truly an honor to receive such recognition by my peers,” said Bartold.”My research for ASICS has spanned 15 years and Im proud to contribute to the evolution of the brands footwear.It is pretty unique to be able to contribute to the body of knowledge in not only technical footwear biomechanics, but also to injury prevention. I think the work our group at the
Bartolds gender research brought to light the differences between mens and womens feet while running and strategies and innovations to compensate for these differences. Athletic shoes are typically developed for men, but with Bartolds research, ASICS was able to incorporate key new technologies specifically developed for women into a few new models that will be launched with the spring 2010 collection.
Currently, Bartold holds the position of International Research Consultant for the global body of ASICS Corporation. Bartold works with ASICS Corporation (