A comparison of center of pressure variables recorded during running in barefoot, minimalist footwear, and traditional running shoes in the female population

Greenhalgh, Andrew, Hampson, Jenny, Thain, Peter and Sinclair, Jonathan (2014) A comparison of center of pressure variables recorded during running in barefoot, minimalist footwear, and traditional running shoes in the female population. The Foot and Ankle Online Journal, 7 (3). p. 6. ISSN 1941-6806

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Abstract

In recent years, barefoot running and running in minimalist footwear as opposed to running in traditional running shoes has increased in popularity. The influence of such footwear choices on center of pressure (COP) displacements and velocity variables linked to injuries is yet to be understood. The aim of this study was to investigate differences between COP variables, linked to injuries measured in barefoot running, a minimalist running shoe, and with traditional running shoes and conditions during running in a healthy female population. Seventeen healthy female participants were examined. Participants performed five footfalls in each footwear condition while running at 12km/h±10% over a pressure plate while COP variables were recorded at 500Hz. The results suggest that minimalist running shoe COP characteristics were similar to those of barefoot runners, with various significant differences reported in both groups compared to runners with the traditional running shoe.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Biomechanics at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 14296
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Depositing User: Andrew Greenhalgh
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2015 11:05
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 05:56
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14296

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