Running Shoes

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How Running Shoes are made

We visited the Brooks running shoe factory in China to film the way that they produce specialised running shoes for trail and road use.

 

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do in the past century

 

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running shoes have gone from rubber sole sneakers to gel cushion capsules

 

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worn as much for their looks as for increased performance

 

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their engineered to provide greater support

 

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and comfort helping the runner to go further faster

 

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we travel to the Bronx Bactrian Asia for a look at

 

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running shoe manufacture a running shoe consists of two main sections

 

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the outsole which forms the base of the shoe

 

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and the upper on dozens of small components made from polymer plastics

 

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modular Robert and nylon mesh come together to form the upper

 

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each piece is shaped and forge from light strong materials

 

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placed to provide cushioning and support to the foot the breed double nylon mesh

 

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used to construct the upper allows airflow to enter

 

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and moisture vapor to escape the heel counter

 

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a supportive plastic cup that supports the runners he’ll is molded by a lasting

 

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machine

 

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and %uh strobel sock closes the underside

 

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the upper is stretched over a foot shaped last former to form it into the

 

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shape of the shoe

 

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the finishing process is complete the upper

 

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which is ready to be attached to the outsole the basis of the outsole is

 

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composed of pre-formed rubber

 

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its purpose is to cushion the heel and provide a base of support to the foot

 

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shaped rubber pieces that form the hard rubber tread at the bottom of the shoe

 

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are glued into position the rubber used for this purpose

 

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is very similar to the rubber used to make car tires

 

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and is very tough a liquid-filled silicon-based capsule

 

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is embedded to provide cushioning for the runners he’ll and the front of the

 

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foot

 

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there are three general types of running style

 

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neutral where the heel hits the ground and the foot travels in a straight line

 

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is a goes forward

 

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over pronation where they heal hits the ground and the foot moves to the inside

 

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and supination with the heel hits the ground

 

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and the foot moves to the outside running shoes are designed to conform to

 

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each up these styles the shoes are then fully laced

 

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and following a final inspection are shipped two runners around the world

 

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as designs and manufacturing processes continue to advance technologically

 

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today’s cutting-edge running footwear may one day seem as primitive the future

 

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runners

 

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as the first sneakers now appear to us

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