Marion Rudy was the inventor of the world's first shock-absorbing sole system for athletic footwear. This breakthrough, which became the popular Nike "Air" system, allows shoes to cushion heavy impact forces and to temporarily store and return impact energy in the space of each stride. They revolutionized the running shoe industry. Rudy worked as an aerospace engineer and spent a portion of his career at NASA where he worked on the Saturn and Apollo rocket engines.
By jdubble07 @ 2010-08-01 07:49:27