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Cushioning and lateral stability functions of cloth sport shoes

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posted on 17.05.2016 by Daniel Fong, Youlian Hong, Jing-Xian Li
In this study, we evaluated the protective functions of cloth sport shoes, including cushioning and lateral stability. Twelve male students participated in the study (mean ± s: age 12.7 ± 0.4 years, mass 40.7 ± 0;5.9 kg, height 1.50 ± 0.04 m). Cloth sport shoes, running shoes, basketball shoes, cross-training shoes, and barefoot conditions were investigated in random sequence. Human pendulum and cutting movement tests were used to assess cushioning performance and lateral stability, respectively. For cushioning, the running shoes (2.06 body weight, BW) performed the best, while the cross-training shoes (2.30 BW) and the basketball shoes (2.37 BW) both performed better than the cloth sport shoes (2.55 BW) and going barefoot (2.63 BW). For the lateral stability test, range of inversion-eversion was found to be from 3.6 to 4.9°, which was far less than that for adult participants (<20°). No significant differences were found between conditions. All conditions showed prolonged durations from foot-strike to maximum inversion (66-95 ms), which was less vigorous than that for adult participants (>40 ms) and was unlikely to evoke intrinsic stability failure. In conclusion, the cloth sport shoe showed inferior cushioning capability but the same lateral stability as the other sports shoes for children.

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sports Biomechanics

Volume

6

Issue

3

Pages

407 - 417

Citation

FONG, D., HONG, Y. and LI, J., 2007. Cushioning and lateral stability functions of cloth sport shoes. Sports Biomechanics, 6 (3), pp.407-417.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2007

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sports Biomechanics on 28/08/2007, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763140701491476.

ISSN

1476-3141

eISSN

1752-6116

Language

en

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