West et al. Sweat distribution and perceived wetness across the foot_Ergonomics.pdf (841.03 kB)
0/0

Sweat distribution and perceived wetness across the human foot: the effect of shoes and exercise intensity

Download (841.03 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 14.08.2019 by Anna West, James Tarrier, Simon Hodder, George Havenith
This study investigates foot sweat distribution with and without shoes and the relationship between foot sweat distribution and perceived wetness to enhance guidance for footwear design. Fourteenfemales performed low-intensity running with nude feet and low-and high-intensity running with shoes (55%VO2maxand 75%VO2max, respectively) on separate occasions. Right foot sweat rates were measured at14 regions using absorbent material applied during thelast 5 minutes of each work intensity. Perceptual responses were recorded for the body, foot and four foot regions. Foot sweat production was 22% greater nude (p<0.001) and with shoes did not increase with exercise intensity (p=0.14).Highest sweat rates were observed at the medial ankle and dorsal regions; lowest sweat rates at the toes. Perceptions of wetness and foot discomfort did not correspond with regions of high sweat production or low skin temperature but rather seemed dominated by tactile interactions caused by foot movement within the shoe.

Funding

adidas FUTURE team, Germany

Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University

History

School

  • Design

Published in

Ergonomics

Volume

62

Issue

11

Pages

1450 - 1461

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ergonomics on 3 September 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00140139.2019.1657185.

Acceptance date

09/06/2019

Publication date

2019-09-03

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

0014-0139

eISSN

1366-5847

Language

en

Depositor

Anna West

Exports

Logo branding

Categories

Exports