THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOREFOOT FLEXIBILITY AND IN-SHOE MEASUREMENTS
Keywords: footwear, forefoot, flexibility
AbstractAn 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.
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