Hoogkamer Comments on Running Shoe Foam Technology in Runner’s World Article

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Wouter Hoogkamer

Wouter Hoogkamer

December 17, 2019

Wouter Hoogkamer, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, was quoted in a recent Runner’s Word article about developments in foam technology in regard to efforts made toward building the world’s fastest running shoe.

While a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Colorado in 2017, Hoogkamer wrote a paper detailing how shoe design could lead to breaking the fabled two-hour marathon time barrier. This October, his prediction became reality as he correctly predicted Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge’s record-breaking marathon run in Vienna.

Read the full Runner’s World article.