The surprisingly sophisticated science of cleats

Stud geometry can make a massive difference in the ability to find traction on the field of play. My Popular Mechanics feature explores the science of cleats. Check it out here.

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The anatomy of a NBA sneaker contract

I spoke with NBA sports agents to learn about the anatomy of a sneaker contract. Read the story via my Complex Sneakers feature here.

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Designing for customization

I go inside the customization of the New Balance 3000v3 cleat to see how a shoe designer creates for customer customization. Read the details via my HOW Design article here.

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The world’s 20 most impressive airports

From wild runways to extravagant terminals, explore the world’s 20 most impressive airports via the continuation of my Popular Mechanics series. The link is here.

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Explore the new grounds at the U.S. Open

We’ve all heard about the new roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, but let’s explore the new grounds at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Check out the changes via my Tennis Magazine feature here.

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How Bristol turned a racetrack into a football stadium

In an effort to build out the biggest football stadium the NCAA has ever seen, Bristol Motor Speedway transforms from a racetrack to a football stadium for a game between Virginia Tech and Tennessee. Learn how it all happened via my Popular Mechanics story here.

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The world of wild stadium roof design

The NFL will see its first translucent roof this season, but the Vikings new stadium isn’t the only wild roof of the era. Learn about it and more via my Wired story here.

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Exploring New Balance cleat customization

New Balance has brought baseball cleat customization to U.S. factories and MLB players are getting on board. My story for Sports Illustrated here.

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