“How many heartbeats can a running shoe save?” That is the central question in a crowdsourced study, launched by Swedish running shoe company Airia Running.
The company is recruiting runners from all over the world to compare their usual running shoes to Airia 1.5 in a simple treadmill test. The hub of the project is the website where test runners register and report heart rate data. They are offering free Airia shoes for at least 100 interested runners who don’t already own the Airia shoes.
About the Study:
The test is open for current Airia runners and at least 100 runners that get a free pair of Airias. The test protocol is statistically validated and needs more than 50 participants to reach significance.
About the Airia Shoes:
The Airia shoe concept was launched in 2014 and gained interest for its innovative form and function. The outsole focus on improving the running stride and the shoe has been shown to decrease ground contact time and increase power in the propulsion phase for a majority of runners.
Register to participate in the study here.