THE EFFECT OF IMPACT ABSORPTION DEVICE IN HIGH HEELED SHOES DURING WALKING

  • S.-B. Park
  • J,-H. Lee
  • K.-D. Lee
  • S.-W. Ryu
Keywords: high heeled shoes, impact, absorb, device.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: With fashion being an important aspect for most young women experience higher stress on their feet while walking in high heeled shoes. Amit Gefen (2002) reported that the medio-lateral (M/L) stability of the foot could be quantified by measuring the M/L deviations of the center of pressure (COP). Amit also stated that fatigue of lower-limb muscles was observed by EMG with the reduction of stability. The purpose of this study was to research if an impact absorbing device could effect the stability and impact performance of high heeled shoes.