The effects of increasing heel height on forefoot peak pressure.

  title={The effects of increasing heel height on forefoot peak pressure.},
  author={M G Mandato and Eugene W. Nester},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  volume={89 2},
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of increasing heel height on peak forefoot pressure. Thirty-five women were examined while wearing sneakers and shoes with 2-inch and 3-inch heels. An in-shoe pressure-measurement system was used to document the magnitude and location of plantar peak pressures. Pressure under the forefoot was found to increase significantly with increasing heel height. As the heel height increased, the peak pressure shifted toward the first metatarsal and… CONTINUE READING

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