A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN BLADES AND STUDS IN FOOTBALL BOOTS

  • J. Nutt
  • R. Abboud
  • G. Arnold
  • W. Wang
Keywords: Football, Rugby, Injury, Blades, Studs, sEMG

Abstract

The incidence of non-contact injuries in football is high. A significant proportion of the blame is aimed at the footwear worn. Bladed design boots have attracted criticism, with high profile sports teams banning them amid fears of causing knee injury BBC, 2009). This study aimed to biomechanically compare a bladed boot design with a more conventional studded boot design to assess if either boot type produces a greater muscle response and suggest their potential for causing non-contact injury.
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Coaching and Sports Activities