Effects of walking surfaces and footwear on temporo-spatial gait parameters in young and older people.

@article{Menant2009EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of walking surfaces and footwear on temporo-spatial gait parameters in young and older people.},
  author={Jasmine C Menant and Julie R Steele and Hylton B. Menz and Bridget J. Munro and Stephen R. Lord},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={392-7}
}
This study aimed to investigate the effects of walking surfaces and shoe features on gait variables associated with balance control and the risk of slips and trips in 10 young and 26 older adults. A systematic approach was adopted in which the features of a standard, Oxford-type shoe were individually modified. Subjects walked along a level (control), irregular, and wet walkway in eight randomised shoe conditions (standard, elevated heel, soft sole, hard sole, high-collar, flared sole, bevelled… CONTINUE READING

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