Dan is a podiatrist and a senior lecturer at La Trobe University. He completed a PhD in 2019, where he investigated the use of foot orthoses for the prevention of injury in military recruits. In this episode, Brooke Patterson discusses with Dan the key considerations for clinicians when helping athletes make footwear choices. They discuss the role of performance and sponsorship, and Dan provides his opinion on Nike’s super spike in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics. The role of injury, comfort, gender, and foot shape, and research in footwear design is discussed.