THE ANALYSIS OF THE FOOT PRESSURE OF THE GAIT IN DIFFERENT STRUCTURE OF INSTEPS WITH SPORT SANDALS

  • Cheng-Ming Hu
  • Brenda Hou
  • WenTzu Tang
Keywords: sports sandal, foot pressure, instep

Abstract

Sport sandals are relatively new to the sports market. Different from the normal shoes, the sport sandals are extremely permeable. According to this kind of characteristic, the function of the sports sandal may still can provide stability and comfortable for the user. However, concerning commercial cost and the generality, sports sandal companies still have followed the used designs causing some customers uncomfortable fit and even foot disease. Recently, with the development of the sandals, the exploration of the sandals and the improvement of the standard of design has become the first goal for shoe companies that want to develop the sport sandal. Sneyers (1995) pointed out that foot injury could be avoIded by dispersing the pressure equally over the foot. In this study, 40 participants were separated equally in professional and normal player two groLips. This study was conducted at the National College of Physical Education using a Medilogic Foot Press measuring System during walking with three different brands of sport sandals to explore the accommodation of the foot for different types of design. Results revealed that the different status of foot pressure from different kinds of instep existed between the three different kinds of sports sandals during walking. This information can supply the makers of sport sandals with a guideline to design better sport sandals that are more suitable for individuals doing exercise in different situations. It can also supply customers with a satisfactory product as well as improve the development of the sports sandal industry.
Published
2008-03-02