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Table 6 Multiple choice questions for the self-assessment of foot characteristics by participants

From: Development and evaluation of a dual density insole for people standing for long periods of time at work

Question Answer Options
1 Please identify what type of foot arch you have when standing (image selector)
1. Low arch: When viewed from the sider there will be very little, if any arch shape to the foot, with no room to put a finger under the arch. Almost the entire sole of the foot will make contact with the ground causing the wet footprint to be filled in with very little narrowing in the band connecting the heel and forefoot.
2. Medium arch: When viewed from the side there will be a visible arch from the heel to the ball of the foot with just enough room to fit an index finger under. In the wet footprint, the forefoot and heel will be visible but there will be an obvious narrowing in the band connecting them.
3. High arch: When viewed from the side there will be a very visible arch. An index finger will be able to fit under the arch with room to move. In the wet footprint, the forefoot and heel will be very narrow or non-existent.
2 Do your feet look more arched when the weight is taken off them? 1. No, my feet look the same sitting and standing
2. Yes, my feet get slightly more arch shape to them when I take the weight off them
3. Yes, my feet get a lot more arch shape to them when I take the weight off them
3 How do you prefer a shoe or insole to feel under your foot? 1. Soft with less support
2. Medium firmness with some support
3. Firm material for more support
4 How do you prefer a shoe or insole to feel under the arch of your foot? 1. Soft with less support
2. Medium firmness with some support
3. Firm material for more support
5 How do you feel when walking barefoot on a pebbly beach? 1. Ouch! I really struggle to walk barefoot on a pebbly beach.
2. Uncomfortable but I can manage.
3. Not a problem, I’m happy to walk barefoot on a pebbly beach
6 How do you feel when walking barefoot on a hard floor (concrete or tiles)? 1. Ouch! I really struggle to walk barefoot on a hard floor.
2. Uncomfortable but I can manage.
3. Not a problem, I’m happy to walk barefoot on a hard floor
7 How sensitive are the soles/underside of your feet? 1. Not at all sensitive
2. Slightly sensitive
3. Very sensitive