Metabolic Differences Between Shod and Barefoot Walking in Children.

Abstract

Footwear affects the biomechanics of children's gait; however, there has been less research addressing the energetics of walking with and without shoes. This study investigated the effects of barefoot and shod walking on metabolic parameters in children. 25 children (9.7±1.4 years) walked at a self-selected pace for 5 min on an instrumented treadmill under… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1569349

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