Footwear Science

The free moment in running and its relation to injury

January 18, 2016

The free moment in running and its relation to joint loading and injury risk Steffen Willwacher, Irena Goetze, Katina Mira Fischer & Gert-Peter Br?ggemann Footwear Science Quote: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between free moment (FM) characteristics, joint mechanics and injury risk, in order to evaluate the potential of the FM as a variable for runner classification into functional groups with similar footwear demands. Lower extremity joint mechanics, ground reaction forces and the FM of 222 male and female injury free runners were analysed using an optoelectric motion capture system and a force plate while running at 3.5 m/s

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The free moment in running and its relation to joint loading and injury risk

January 17, 2016

10.1080/19424280.2015.1119890 Steffen Willwacher

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Addressing Heel Pain In Football Players

October 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 11 – November 2015 Author(s):  Nicholas Romansky, DPM, FACFAS Given the popularity of football at levels ranging from pee wee leagues to the NFL, many athletic patients will present to podiatry practices with heel pain.

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Effect of running shoe temperature on kinematics

October 22, 2015

The effects of shoe temperature on the kinetics and kinematics of running Jonathan Sinclair, Roozbeh Naemi, Nachiappan Chockalingam, Paul John Taylor & Hannah Shore Footwear Science; in press Quote: The aim of the current investigation was to examine the effects of cooled footwear on the kinetics and kinematics of running in comparison to footwear at normal temperature. Twelve participants ran at 4.0 m/s ? 5% in both cooled and normal temperature footwear conditions over a force platform.

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The effects of shoe temperature on the kinetics and kinematics of running

October 21, 2015

10.1080/19424280.2015.1084389 Jonathan Sinclair

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Footwear fit perception with or without attention

October 21, 2015

10.1080/19424280.2015.1084388 Wing Kai Lam

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Effects of new military footwear on knee loading during running

August 3, 2015

10.1080/19424280.2015.1066879 Jonathan Sinclair

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Relevant Gems from the 2015 Footwear Biomechanics Symposium

July 10, 2015

The Footwear Biomechanics group of the International Society of Biomechanics meets every two years; right now its meeting in Liverpool , UK, so here are some of the relevant selected highlights from this meeting for me: Darren Stefanyshyn started of the meeting with his keynote on Footwear Research: Where do we go from here? The take home message for me was his emphasis on the need to take lab based biomechanical research through to the field or clinic to see if the interventions actually do work to achieve the outcomes that is assumed or speculated from the lab based mechanical studies. He proposed an interesting model in which footwear characteristics could be applied to injury (ie traction, mass, torsion, bending stiffness, insole texture, cushioning, posting, etc) can then get mapped onto different athletic activities in relationship to performance and injury.

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Forefoot bending stiffness of cleated American football shoes

July 2, 2015

10.1080/19424280.2015.1058427 Jeff Crandall

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Control conditions for footwear insole and orthotic research

June 18, 2015

Volume 7, Issue sup1, July 2015, pages S159-S161 10.1080/19424280.2015.1039085 Ryan T. Lewinson

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