Various sports footwear companies have produced different types of running shoes to mimic barefoot walking or running such as FiveFingers and Rush shoes. There is limited evidence suggesting these shoes are able to reduce vertical ground reaction forces while standing, walking or running. The purpose of this study was to examine the vertical ground reaction forces between the minimalist shoes and traditional well-cushioned shoes. All shoes underwent both static and dynamic performance testing on top of an AMTI force platform. The results indicated that the Vibram minimalist shoe provided the highest amount of vertical ground reaction forces during the dynamic testing but the lowest amount of vertical ground reaction forces during the static testing. The study provides a preliminary understanding of vertical ground reaction forces in minimalist running shoes.
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|Subjects:||biomechanics test running long distance running shoe dynamometry strength reaction|
|Notations:||training science technical and natural sciences|
|Published in:||International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings|
|Editors:||T. Y. Shiang, W. H. Ho, P. C. Huang, C. L. Tsai|
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
|Document types:||congress proceedings