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Measuring Comfort Perception of Footwear

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Mar 11, 2010.

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    Identifying Clinically Meaningful Tools for Measuring Comfort Perception of Footwear.
    Mills K, Blanch P, Vicenzino B.
    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]
     
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    Perception of comfort in running shoes

    Biomechanical variables and perception of comfort in running shoes with different cushioning technologies
    Roberto C. Dinato, Ana P. Ribeiro, Marco K. Butugan, Ivye L.R. Pereira, Andrea N. Onodera, Isabel C.N. Sacco
    Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; Available online 1 January 2014
     
  3. Blaise Dubois

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    Re: Perception of comfort in running shoes

    Interesting,
    In Quebec City, we are in the process to investigate comfort (stand-up, walking, running). The client is blind (covering sheet on top of the different shoe)… and test different shoes with different minimalist index (TRC rating) -no just big bulky shoe-
    The tendency for the moment is:
    1. They prefer more minimal shoes
    2. that are not to far from their habits
    It seems that this perception persist after for longer run...
     
  4. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member

    Re: Perception of comfort in running shoes

    Aloha,

    Shoe and orthotic comfort has always been difficult to test and even more dificult to prove.

    One attribute i rarely see in shoe comfort ratings is how comfortable they are on the lower extreamity, lower back and body as a whole.

    They often tend to focus on the comfort of the foot not the whole body that is being affected by the function (or lack of fuction ie minimalism) of the orthosis/footwear.


    What is true comfort?


    A Hui Hou,
    Steve
     
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    Re: Perception of comfort in running shoes

    Evolution of perceived footwear comfort over a prolonged running session
    F. Hintzy, J. Cavagna, N. Horvaisa
    The Foot; Online first
     
  6. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member

    Re: Perception of comfort in running shoes

    Aloha,

    I suppose similar findings are found in the sports equipment industry such as with backpack comfort and other pieces of needed gear. I know the best way to test our combat boots and shoes is on a long run. Things start to feel a little different at mile 16 and again at 26. And it is amazing how many things just go away in the end as you run through them and how many things that did not seem like a problem on the run become so a day or two afterward.

    It would have been nice to see the additional condition of barefoot running in this study but test runners may have some issue with that and you cannot force study subjects to do something they consider dangerous or harmful without assuring and proving it to them otherwise. You also are responsible if they do get hurt.

    A Hui Hou,
    Steve
     
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    Re: Perception of comfort in running shoes

    Definition and evaluation of plantar mechanical comfort for the support of footwear design
    Charlie C.L. Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Yunbo Zhang
    Computer-Aided Design and Applications
     
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    Re: Perception of comfort in running shoes

    Footwear fit perception with or without attention
    Wing Kai Lam, Hiu Tung Fung & Jamie Matthew Poolton
    Footwear Science
     
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    A reliable measure of footwear upper comfort enabled by an innovative sock equipped with textile pressure sensors
    Alexis Herbaut et al
    Ergonomics
     
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    Intra-rater reliability of footwear-related comfort assessments
    Stefan Hoerzer, Matthieu B. Trudeau, W. Brent Edwards & Benno M. Nigg
    Footwear Science: 08 Jul 2016
     
  11. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member

    Aloha,
    This is a good reason why human subject testing of footwear and orthotic therapies should be held off until further biomechanical testing is done by purely mechanical means.
    Asking our patients if the "pills" we give them are tasty and easy to swallow does affect compliance but if it results in reducing the effectiveness of the treatment modality what good have we done?

    Shoe comfort is not condition for Gait Maximalism.

    Maximalism must prove significant improvements of safety, stability, energy efficiency and Greenability.

    Mahalo,
    Steve
     
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    Comfort assessment of running footwear: Does assessment type affect inter-session reliability?
    European Journal of Sport Science
     
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    Running Pattern Recognition in a Comfortable and an Uncomfortable Shoe Condition
    Manz, Sabina
    Thesis, 2018
     
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    The running shoe comfort assessment tool (RUN-CAT): Development and evaluation of a new multi-item assessment tool for evaluating the comfort of running footwear
    Christopher Bishop et al
    Journal of Sports Sciences: 06 Jun 2020
     
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    Methods for assessing footwear comfort: a systematic review
    Elsa C. Matthias,Helen A. Banwell &John B. Arnold
    Footwear Science: 18 Aug 2021
     
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