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

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Greenhalgh, A., Hampson, J., Thain, P. and Sinclair, J. 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. https://doi.org/10.3827/faoj.2014.0703.0006
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TitleA comparison of center of pressure variables recorded during running in barefoot, minimalist footwear, and traditional running shoes in the female population
AuthorsGreenhalgh, A., Hampson, J., Thain, P. and Sinclair, J.
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.

Research GroupBiomechanics at the London Sport Institute
PublisherInternational Foot & Ankle Foundation
JournalThe Foot and Ankle Online Journal
ISSN1941-6806
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Print2014
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Deposited09 Feb 2015
Output statusPublished
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3827/faoj.2014.0703.0006
LanguageEnglish
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