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Shoe microclimate: An objective characterisation and subjective evaluation

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posted on 25.02.2019, 11:07 by Anna West, David Schonfisch, Antoni Picard, James Tarrier, Simon Hodder, George Havenith
Shoe microclimate (temperature and humidity) has been suggested to contribute to perceptions of foot thermal comfort. However, limited data is available for perceptual responses in relation to shoe microclimate development both over time and within different areas of the shoe. This study evaluates perceptions of foot thermal comfort for two running shoes different in terms of air permeability in relation to temporal and spatial characteristics of shoe microclimate. The temporal characteristics of shoe microclimate development were similar for both shoes assessed. However, higher temperatures and humidity were observed for the less permeable shoe. Changes to shoe microclimate over time and differences between shoes were perceivable by the users. This study provides the most detailed assessment of shoe microclimate in relation to foot thermal comfort to date, providing relevant information for footwear design and evaluation.

Funding

The research presented was funded by the adidas FUTURE team, adidas AG, Germany and the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University.

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Published in

Applied Ergonomics

Volume

78

Pages

1-12

Citation

WEST, A. ... et al, 2019. Shoe microclimate: An objective characterisation and subjective evaluation. Applied Ergonomics, 78, pp.1-12.

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© Elsevier

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Applied Ergonomics and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2019.01.010

Acceptance date

18/01/2019

Publication date

2019-02-12

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

0003-6870

Language

en

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