Welcome to the 16th Biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium!

July 26 – 28, 2023

Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences, Osaka, Japan 


See you next time in 2025, in Oslo, and in person again!

Awards Winners

Applied Research AwardZach BarronsO2-1 The Influence of Midsole Thickness on Running Biomechanics and Performance in Female and Male Runners, Does Size Matter?
Basic Research AwardKim Hebert-LosierO8-1 Biomechanics and perceptions of recreational runners wearing novel shoes
Innovation AwardColin Firmingerp-24 Cycling cleat positioning affects Achilles tendon strain, but at what cost?
Methodology AwardDimitri Ferre SentisO5-1 Grip mechanisms and mechanical characterization of outsole materials: Toward shoe slip resistance prediction
Women in Science AwardJoanna ReevesP-33 Recognizing the specific footwear needs of older females playing court sports
Young Investigator AwardLennert Van der MeulenP-14 Duty factor and stride frequency as (potential) load magnitude determinants of slow, female runners’ habitual running pattern
Nike AwardReyna C. CrawfordN-1 The influence of lateral wedged insoles on performance and ankle joint biomechanics of lateral movements