The Footwear Biomechanics Symposium is the official conference of the Footwear Biomechanics Group, a technical group of the International Society of Biomechanics with the aim to encourage research and promote discussion of biomechanical issues related to functional footwear, including sport shoes, clinical and prescription footwear and footwear designed for special purposes.

The 14th Biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium will be held immediately prior to the 27th ISB Congress, at the beautiful Delta Lodge in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada. The conference organizers and the University of Calgary, in association with the Footwear Biomechanics Group, cordially invites all colleagues to share and discuss various topics related to footwear science.


The 2019 FBS will be held at the Delta Lodge, in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada, conviently located only 90 minutes (120 km) from the Calgary International Airport. The resort is located in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and is surrounded by a vast array of hiking and biking trails and other leisure and sport activites. The resort not only includes the conference center, but also guest rooms, multiple restaurants and pubs. Full details of the resort, including information on the special room rate available for symposium attendees is available under the Accomodation section of the website



Conference Program

The conference program will include three world renowned keynote speakers, multiple special invited speakers and many additional oral and poster presentations over the course of three days. The conference not only includes many ground-breaking presentations within the realm of Footwear Science from academics all over the world, but the conference is fortunate to have a large industry presence including scientists and representatives from many of the top footwear companies. Aside from the many academic discussions and presentations, attendees will be invited to take part in multiple social activities throughout the course of the conference, including special student functions, which may provide students with networking opportunities with academic researchers and the many industry/footwear companies that are present at the event.  Details of the full academic and social program will be available in the near future. 

Following conclusion of the academic program, the symposium is capped off with the banquet, which will include the presentation of many scientific awards for papers presented during the conference. We are also pleased to announce that the prestigious Nike Award for Footwear Research will also be returning at the conference, with full details of the award (including application details) being announced shortly.