THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOREFOOT FLEXIBILITY AND IN-SHOE MEASUREMENTS

  • Alexandre Baudouin
  • Mike Amos
  • Erez Morag
  • JP Spampinato
Keywords: footwear, forefoot, flexibility

Abstract

An understanding of how modifications to footwear affect athletic performance is key to footwear design and athlete safety. Robust forefoot construction in cleated footwear is intended to provide protection to the forefoot and evenly distribute plantar pressures. This study explores the relationship between footwear forefoot flexibility and athletic performance by measuring metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) extension, plantar pressures and overall liking.
Published
2007-10-29
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation