The effects of military boots with and without a shock-absorbing insole on the kinematic characteristics during uphill walking and running

Paisis, P, Hanley, B, Havenetidis, K and Bissas, A ORCID: 0000-0002-7858-9623 (2011) The effects of military boots with and without a shock-absorbing insole on the kinematic characteristics during uphill walking and running. International Review of the Armed Forces Medical Services, 84 (2). pp. 19-24.

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Abstract

The present study examined various kinematic parameters during walking and running between military boots (MB) used by the Cypriot/Greek Army (without and with commercial insoles and standard running shoes (RS). Cadence (CA) and step length (SL) were measured using a h/p/Cosmos Gaitway treadmill equipped with two Kistler in-dwelling force plates. Seven participants performed 4-min walks (5 km·h-1) and runs (10 km·h-1) at a 5% gradient under all three conditions [MB, MB + insoles (MBI), RS]. Significant differences existed in SL (p<0.05) and CA during walking between the MBI and the RS. This study suggests that the addition of extra weight (MB) on a participant?s foot had no detrimental effects on velocity characteristics during uphill walking and running. In addition, MBI instead of RS for walking facilitates longer steps at a lower cadence, something that could lead to a more efficient walking during long distance marches.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology > QP301.H75 Physiology. Sport
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise > Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Nassos Bissas
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 14:19
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 14:19
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8388

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