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Biomechanical analysis of marathon shoes applied to NESTFIT technology
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- Published: 8 April 2014
- Pressure Distribution
- Male Subject
- Constant Speed
- Pressure Variable
- Maximum Force
The purpose of this study was to analyze foot pressure distribution of marathon shoes to which NESTFIT Technology was applied. As for marathon, shoes play a vital role in shortening records. However, they also might become a main factor of injury during long-distance running. This study will examine foot pressure distribution effects of marathon shoes during long-distance running, which have been developed by measuring Korean shoe lasts.
The pressure distribution data (contact area, maximum force, maximum peak pressure, maximum mean pressure) was collected by using a pressure device at a sampling rate of 100Hz. The statistical analysis was carried out by using the MINITAB R15 package, specifically One-way ANOVA (α=.05). Type A shoe has the lowest peak pressure at total mask. Generally, the Type A shoe had overall lower values for the maximum force and maximum mean pressure variables compared to Type B, C shoe conditions.
Result of Foot Pressure (Marathon Shoes: Type A)
Contact area (cm2)
Maximum force (N)
Maximum peak pressure (kPa)
Maximum mean pressure (kPa)
As a result of analysis, it has been found that Type A has the lower maximum force (total) and maximum mean pressure (total) than Type B or C. Also, it has been found that Type A has the lower maximum force (rearfoot) and foot pressure (rearfoot) than Type B and Type C. In addition, it has been proved that the maximum force and maximum mean pressure of Type A is lower than any other control groups so that it provides pressure distribution effects during long-distance running.
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