Call for Nominations 2017 - Due April 14

The Footwear Biomechanics Group is pleased to formally distribute a call for nominations for the following positions within the Footwear Biomechanics Group Executive Board:


The Chairperson‐Elect shall assume office at the meeting of FBG Business Meeting during the biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium when the current Chairperson‐Elect assumes the office of the Chairperson. 

Specific duties include:

Footwear Biomechanics Symposium 2017

The 13th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Group symposium will be held as a satellite event to the 26th ISB Congress, being held just up the road in Brisbane, Australia. Come and join us for a stimulating scientific and technical program and enjoy the sun, sun and surf of Australia’s playground, the Gold Coast.

Griffith University has a long association with the Footwear Biomechanics Group and cordially invites world-wide colleagues to share state-of-the-art knowledge in footwear biomechanics and its applications.

Keynote Speakers:

Joseph Hamill

Profession in the department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

FBS 2015

The 12th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS) of the International Society of Biomechanics Footwear Biomechanics Group (FBG) was held in Liverpool from July 8th – 10th 2015. It preceded the ISB Congress, held in Glasgow from July 11th – 16th.  The conference was organized by Mark Lake from Liverpool John Moores University and Kris D’Aout from the University of Liverpool. They were supported by the FBG-chairpersons Toni Arndt, Stefan Grau and Wolfgang Potthast and by Ned Frederick, the editor of Footwear Science, the official scientific journal of the FBG.

2015 Nike Award Winner

2015 Nike Award WinnerThe results of the 2015 Nike Award were announced during the banquet to end the 2015 Footwear Biomechanics Symposium in Liverpool. During the special Nike Award session which ended the scientific presentations at the conference, the four finalists selected for the Nike Award each gave a 15 minute presentation of their research which focused on advancements in footwear research.

While all the presentations were high quality and well received by the audience, following a question period by the scientific footwear community in attendance, the Nike Award committee members voted on the winner. Judging was based both on the oral presentation in addition to the finalists full paper that was submitted and reviewed four months earlier. After a close competition, the 2015 Nike Award was awarded to:

Steffen Willwacher - The free moment in running and its relationship to joint loading and injury risk