Relationship between footwear comfort of shoe inserts and anthropometric and sensory factors.

  title={Relationship between footwear comfort of shoe inserts and anthropometric and sensory factors.},
  author={Annegret M{\"u}ndermann and Darren John Stefanyshyn and Benno M Nigg},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={33 11},
PURPOSE The purposes of this study were (a) to determine lower extremity anthropometric and sensory factors that are related to differences in comfort perception of shoe inserts with varying shape and material and (b) to investigate whether shoe inserts that improve comfort decrease injury frequency in a military population. METHODS 206 military personnel volunteered for this study. The shoe inserts varied in arch and heel cup shape, hardness, and elasticity in the heel and forefoot regions… CONTINUE READING
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