Scientist's Notebook: Sneaker Scientists

Sneaker scientists and sports trainers spend so much time analyzing how athletes move, you would think they'd have to be sports nuts themselves. For the most part, that's true."On staff here at Nike, we have basketball players, lots of runners, soccer players, football players, golfers," says Nike biomechanist Gordon Valiant. "We're all active and interested in sports."In fact, an interest in sports motivated many of Nike's experts to go into the field in the first place. "It's a very fun pl...

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