Question Sheet: Running with Sneaker Science

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Before reading:

  1. When you decide to buy new sneakers, what are the most important features you look for?
  2. Why are basketball sneakers usually made of leather?
  3. What would you do to prepare to run a marathon?

During reading:

  1. How is a wind tunnel a useful tool for scientists studying the performance of a sneaker?
  2. Why can jogging, or even walking, with the wrong kind of shoes contribute to a knee injury?
  3. How are computers useful in the process of designing new sneakers?
  4. What is the...

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