INFLUENCE OF ARCH INSERTS ON PLANTAR PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION WHEN WALKING IN HIGH-HEELED SHOES: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

  • Youlian Hong
  • Xuelian Hou
  • Shuping Li
  • Jihe Zhou
Keywords: arch inserts, high-heeled shoes, plantar pressure

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of arch inserts on the plantar pressure of adult females standing and walking on shoes with different heel heights. Four healthy adult females between 22 and 24 years old participated in the study. The Novel Pedar insole measurement system (Germany, Munich) was used to determine plantar pressure. Results indicated that during standing, arch inserts reduced the peak plantar pressure in the total foot in both shoes. The arch inserts reduced the peak plantar pressure under the first toe and the metatarsal head regions during normal walking, and increased in the arch regions for both shoes.
Published
2013-09-05
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation