The effect of shoe toe box shape and volume on forefoot interdigital and plantar pressures in healthy females Helen Branthwaite, Nachiappan Chockalingam and Andrew Greenhalgh Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2013, 6:28 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-6-28 Quote: Background Ill-fitting footwear can be detrimental to foot health with the forefoot being an area for most discomfort. Studies on footwear have primarily examined sports or orthopaedic prescription shoes and little is known about the effects that everyday flat shoes have on the forefoot. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of toe box shape in a popular slip-on pump on dorsal and plantar pressures with particular interest around the forefoot in a healthy female population.
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Shoe toe box shape and plantar pressures