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The Effects of Shoe Architecture on Impact Forces During Gait: A Continuation Study

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Bethany Powell, Ryan Post, Kathleen Sevener, Craig M. Goehler

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Bruce Williams

Breakthrough Podiatry, Merrillville, IN

Paper No. SBC2012-80198, pp. 759-760; 2 pages
  • ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA, June 20–23, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4480-9
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


In the current athletic footwear market, there exists a wide range of shoe architectures that offer a variety of options in terms of flexibility and support. The importance of footwear type has proved to be significant in the prevention of an assortment of injuries, including knee osteoarthritis [1, 2]. Footwear type has also been shown to affect the lower extremity kinematics as well as the regulation of leg stiffness for a subject during dynamic activities [3]. An important attribute used to categorize athletic footwear architecture is the inherent flexibility of the shoe. The natural flex observed in the sole of the shoe determines the level of flexibility; a more flexible shoe will flex closer to the mid-foot region while a shoe designed for stability will flex closer to the ball of the shoe.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME



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