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Research paper of Faculty of FDDI, Hyderabad Campus presented during Engineering Advances 2024: First International Conference

A research paper authored by Mr. K. Elayaraja and Mr. Loganathan T of the School of Footwear Design & Production (FDP) at FDDI's Hyderabad Campus has been presented online at the Engineering Advances 2024: First International Conference held from 12th to 14th June 2024.

This online conference was organized by Pravara Rural Engineering College, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India in association with Technology Research and Innovation Centre, India, Accra Technical University, Accra, Ghana and Academy of Nanotechnology and Waste Water Innovations, South Africa.

Mr. K. Elayaraja is having 26 years of experience in the leather and footwear industries. His extensive international exposure, including stints in China, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, has enriched his global perspective. He is renowned for his expertise in hand-made and customized footwear and holds a patent for smart wearable technology. He has authored multiple research papers and book chapters on diverse topics, showcasing his profound knowledge and influence in the field.

Mr. Loganathan T, with over a decade of experience in the footwear and leather industries, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in sport footwear. He has been honoured with prestigious awards and has published extensively on diverse topics, showcasing his innovative contributions to the field.

This research work delves into the Engineering advances in sports shoes have revolutionized athletic performance and comfort, shaping the landscape of sports footwear through a myriad of innovations. This research explores the transformative impact of engineering methodologies on sports shoe design, drawing insights from diverse disciplines including biomechanics, material science, manufacturing processes, design technologies, and performance evaluation methods. Through an examination of literature and case studies, this research elucidates pivotal findings that have propelled the optimization of athletic performance while prioritizing comfort and injury prevention. From the development of high-performance materials to the implementation of cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, engineers have continuously pushed the boundaries of sports shoe design to enhance user experience.

Furthermore, this paper forecasts the future trajectory of sports footwear, envisioning a landscape characterized by heightened athletic prowess, reduced injury rates, and the emergence of trends such as smart footwear and eco-friendly materials. Central to this evolution is the ongoing collaboration between engineers, athletes, and manufacturers, highlighting the collective effort to craft sports shoes that epitomize efficiency, efficacy, and user-centricity. With each stride forward, engineering breakthroughs redefine the possibilities of athletic achievement, transforming sports shoes from mere equipment to indispensable partners in the pursuit of excellence. As technology continues to advance, the future promises even greater innovation, ushering in an era where sports shoes not only enhance performance but also contribute to the overall well-being of athletes and the environment.

The conference papers will be published in various journals indexed in Scopus, Crossref, and other reputable databases by Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.