Dynamic Test Methods for Running Shoes

The increasing technologization of sports is creating an ever increasing demand for standardized and generally accepted methods for testing sporting goods. One of the leading sporting goods manufacturers in the world relies on a servohydraulic table-top testing machine from ZwickRoell for testing its running shoes.
The goal of dynamic test methods is to test the properties of the materials used under the most realistic conditions possible and as a result obtain information about their behavior under load as well as their service life. Therefore, one of the leading sporting goods manufacturers in the world relies on a servohydraulic table-top testing machine from ZwickRoell for testing its running shoes. The HC 10 is used for dynamic test methods such as fatigue testing on running shoes and for measuring shock absorption properties. The testing machine is also used to perform static tensile tests, for example, on the soles of shoes. While testing running shoes, the predefined dynamic loading functions in the compression direction allow for material inspections under the most realistic conditions as possible. This helps to mechanically understand the interaction between the person and the sports equipment during the test procedure, enabling reliable conclusions to be drawn on the durability of the materials and any changes in the materials due to loading. Furthermore, there is an option to integrate a temperature chamber from ZwickRoell or another manufacturer to create as realistic environmental conditions as possible. The LTM electrodynamic testing machine is ZwickRoell's oil-free alternative. The LTM is available in 1-10 kN versions and is ideal for performing fatigue tests on sports equipment.
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