A COMPARISON OF THE CUSHIONING EFFECT OF THREE TOP RATED RUNNING SHOES AND A SHOE USING A NEW SPRING TECHNOLOGY

  • Mike Flores
  • Darla R. Smith
Keywords: peak force, time to peak force, shoe cushioning

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the cushioning effect of three top rated running shoes and a new spring shoe technology. Shoes were mechanically dropped onto an AMTI force platform. The average in peak forces and the time to peak force were calculated to compare cushioning effect over multiple trials. The Nike and the Spira were found to be significantly better in both cushioning variables than the Adidas and Asics, but not significantly different from each other.
Published
2008-03-25
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation