Shoe sole flexion point influences plantar loading patterns during gait

Variation in the location of the shoe sole flexion point influences plantar loading patterns during gait Babette C van der Zwaard, Benedicte Vanwanseele, Fred Holtkamp, Henriƫtte E van der Horst, Petra JM Elders and Hylton B Menz Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7:20 Quote: Background Several footwear design characteristics are known to have detrimental effects on the foot. However, one characteristic that has received relatively little attention is the point where the sole flexes in the sagittal plane. Several footwear assessment forms assume that this should ideally be located directly under the metarsophalangeal joints (MTPJs), but this has not been directly evaluated

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Shoe sole flexion point influences plantar loading patterns during gait

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