Athletic Footwear - The Masterclass

Brisbane - Saturday February 15th

Hello Queensland!

It's been a hit in Europe, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.  Now it's Queensland's turn!

By popular request, we are excited to bring Athletic Footwear - The Masterclass to Brisbane on Saturday February 15th.

Who Is This For?

If you're a dedicated professional wanting to further your knowledge in athletic footwear then this masterclass is a must-do.

Join Podiatrists, Physios, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Doctors, Exercise Physiologists, Sports Scientists and Retailers for a fun and fascinating day on the latest in athletic footwear.


Meet the Expert

Simon Bartold is a world renowned expert in lower limb biomechanics and podiatric sports medicine. He has received multiple awards for academic achievement and research excellence and holds postgraduate fellowships in Sports Podiatry and Sport Sciences. Simon remains the only podiatrist worldwide to ever hold a commission position with the International Sports Medicine Federation.

What You Will Learn

  • The history of athletic footwear.
  • The anatomy of a modern running shoe.
  • Different shoes for different sports - running, football, tennis, basketball, cycling.
  • How does foot type affect footwear prescription?
  • The brands; what do they offer and is one better than another?
  • Which types of shoes result in the lowest injury rates?
  • Maximalist and minimalist shoes explored - what's all the fuss about?
  • How does shoe drop affect injury rates?
  • Which shoes should you recommend to your runners?
  • Categorisation of footwear; motion control, cushioning, neutral - where’s the evidence?
  • How to test athletic footwear and use this to make accurate recommendations.
  • The retail and medical perspectives and what they can learn from each other.
  • Gait analysis and the shoe selection process - a new algorithm.
  • From idea to the slatwall - the development process.
  • Continuity vs innovation.
  • Trends; the past, present and future - what to expect!

What's Included?

Fantastic Content

A career's worth of knowledge and experience from the best in the business

Fully Catered

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are all provided so you don't have to fend for yourself


Pre-learning material, access to our resource library and a certificate of completion

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Venue details

Figs On Sylvan

65 Sylvan Rd, Toowong QLD 4066

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