GROUND REACTION FORCES PRODUCED IN BASKETBALL MANEUVERS WITH NEW AND STRUCTURALLY DAMAGED SHOES

  • Tricia Usagawa
  • Heidi Orloff
  • Chase Curtiss
Keywords: basketball, ground reaction forces, shoes

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in ground reaction forces between new shoes and shoes with obvious structural damage. Six male Division III basketball players performed eight directional basketball maneuvers in random order on an AMTIĀ© 1000 force plate. Subjects were tested when the shoes were new and after the shoes had structural damage. Results indicated that forces were significantly higher in new shoes than damaged shoes (vertical: left forward, peak-1; left shuffle, peak-2; left back, peak-1 and ms; medial-lateral: left shuffle, peak-2; anterior-posterior: forward, peak-2; left back, peak-1; back, peak-1). No significance was found in time to peak forces or total time. This study concluded that new shoes showed significantly higher forces than shoes with obvious structural damage.
Published
2007-11-05
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation