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 . 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.
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The Effects of Shoe Architecture on Impact Forces During Gait: A Continuation Study
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Powell, B, Post, R, Williams, B, Sevener, K, & Goehler, CM. "The Effects of Shoe Architecture on Impact Forces During Gait: A Continuation Study." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 759-760. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80198
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