Validity of plantar surface visual assessment as an estimate of foot arch height.

@article{Swedler2010ValidityOP,
  title={Validity of plantar surface visual assessment as an estimate of foot arch height.},
  author={David I Swedler and Joseph J. Knapik and Tyson L Grier and Bruce H. Jones},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={375-80}
}
PURPOSE Popular running magazines and running shoe companies advise using the shape of the weight-bearing plantar surface of the foot as a basis for selecting a proper type of running shoe to reduce injury risk. The imprint is assumed to reflect the height of the medial longitudinal arch (MLA). This study examined the assumption that plantar surface morphology was a surrogate for height of the MLA. METHODS Recruits (n = 3968) entering US Army Basic Combat Training had their plantar foot… CONTINUE READING