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The Mechanics of Footwear Innovation

An Hour with Innovator Mike Friton

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mike Friton will share insight from his 30 years at NIKE's secretive Innovation Kitchen and comment on the future of the athletic footwear industry. Friton's career began at Bowerman Lab, an athletic footwear "think tank" created by Bill Bowerman, Co-Founder of NIKE before he joined NIKE's Innovation Kitchen as a Senior Innovator. Friton is a Junior National Champion in Steeple Chase and a 1980 United States Olympic Trials competitor. Today, he holds 14 patents on prototype shoes and his projects include the Back to the Future self-lacing shoe and the NIKE Presto. 


Learning Innovation Center (campus map)
Tim Slama
sportsengineering at oregonstate.edu