It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Talk to PUMA shoe designers
Have a question about running shoes? Ask your questions to the PUMA shoe development team
Ever wanted to know how a running shoe is designed? Why you might want to choose minimalist shoes, or when you might want to wear a more cushioned shoe?
On Wednesday 20 August between 12 – 1pm, Bob Michalski from the PUMA development team and Steve Keating, a product line manager at PUMA, will be here to answer your questions on anything and everything you want to know about shoe technology, design and performance.
Steven Keating is currently the Head of Design, overseeing the design team responsible for PUMA’s running and training footwear. Steven has been designing performance footwear for more than ten years. His love for sport and design led to his pursuit of a career in the sports equipment industry. Steven’s favourite design is the spike he designed for Usain Bolt for the 2012 Olympics. While wearing this spike Usain won three Gold Medals, broke a World Record, and two Olympic records.
Bob Michalski has worked in footwear since the early nineties. He worked at Reebok, managing custom footwear needs for pro tennis athletes like Michael Chang, Jimmy Connors, Pat Rafter and Arancha Sanchez Vicario, and has since held various roles at K-Swiss and PUMA. Today he is the group head of development for footwear for PUMA in Boston.
Put your questions to Bob and Steve below.