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Table 7 Mean differences and statistical significance for kinetic variables for shod and barefoot walking.

From: Effect of children's shoes on gait: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Variable Shoe Condition Authors n Weighting Mean difference [95%CI] Statistical significance: z Score(P) Heterogeneity: I 2%
Vertical ground reaction force (%BW) Walking Kristen et al. [15] 30 100.0% 6.30 [-2.82, 15.42] 1.35 (P = 0.18) N/A
Anterior Posterior Max GRF (%BW) Walking Kristen et al. [15] 30 100.0% -0.90 [-3.66, 1.86] 0.64 (P = 0.52) N/A
Anterior Posterior Min GRF (%BW) Walking Kristen et al. [15] 30 100.0% -1.00 [-5.99, 3.99] 0.39 (P = 0.69) N/A
  1. A negative mean difference value indicates a decrease during shod walking compared to barefoot walking. N/A indicates not applicable