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University Of Newcastle has asked us to pass this on:


Do you run 10km per week?

Would you like to help develop safety and performance ratings for running shoes?

The University Of Newcastle are currently testing the following innovative running shoe designs:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Hoka One One Bondi

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Lems Primal

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Merrell Road/Dash Glove

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Newton Lightweight Trainer

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 On Cloudrunner

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Saucony Kinvara

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Saucony Triumph

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Saucony Virrata

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Spira Stinger

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Vibram Fivefingers Seeya

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Vivobarefoot Evo


We are seeking runners who meet the following criteria to join our team of shoe testers:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Aged 16+

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Run at least 10km per week

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Willing to complete an online Training Diary once a week for 6-12 months

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Willing to be randomly allocated to test one of the shoes listed OR Are already wearing one of these shoe models

We are unable to provide the test shoes free of charge but participants will be able to purchase their test shoes at ~40% below retail prices.


For further information and to sign up as a shoe tester please visit 聽


Google 鈥淯niversity of Newcastle Running Shoe Safety Testing Program鈥.



Dr Craig Richards


T聽聽 0438 264 264



This project has been approved by the University鈥檚 Human Research Ethics

Committee, Approval No. H-2012-0361

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