Morphology-related foot function analysis

implications for jumping and running

Peimin Yu, Liangliang Xiang, Minjun Liang, Qichang Mei, Julien S. Baker, Yaodong Gu

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Abstract

Barefoot and shod running has received increased attention in recent years, however, the influencee of morphology-related foot function has not been explored. This study aimed to investigate the morphology-related jumping and running biomechanical functions in habitually barefoot and shod males. A total of 90 barefoot males (Indians) and 130 shod males (Chinese), with significant forefoot and toes morphology differences, participated in a vertical jump and running test to enable collection of kinematic and kinetic data. The difference of pressure distribution in the hallux and forefoot was shown while jumping and running. The unrestricted forefoot and toes of the barefoot group presented flexible movement and leverage functions to expand the forefoot loading area during performance of the two tasks. Findings related to morphology functions, especially in the forefoot and toe may provide useful information for footwear design.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3236
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Sciences
Volume9
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2019

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Keywords

  • Foot morphology
  • Toes function
  • Biomechanics
  • Barefoot
  • Jumping
  • Running

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Yu, P., Xiang, L., Liang, M., Mei, Q., Baker, J. S., & Gu, Y. (2019). Morphology-related foot function analysis: implications for jumping and running. Applied Sciences, 9(16), [3236]. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9163236
Yu, Peimin ; Xiang, Liangliang ; Liang, Minjun ; Mei, Qichang ; Baker, Julien S. ; Gu, Yaodong. / Morphology-related foot function analysis : implications for jumping and running. In: Applied Sciences. 2019 ; Vol. 9, No. 16.
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Yu, P, Xiang, L, Liang, M, Mei, Q, Baker, JS & Gu, Y 2019, 'Morphology-related foot function analysis: implications for jumping and running', Applied Sciences, vol. 9, no. 16, 3236. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9163236

Morphology-related foot function analysis : implications for jumping and running. / Yu, Peimin; Xiang, Liangliang; Liang, Minjun; Mei, Qichang; Baker, Julien S.; Gu, Yaodong.

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