Title

Landing Accommodation to Minimalist Footwear

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Amy Hammermeister

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Brian Caster

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether minimalist footwear could be beneficial in areas other than running. The study included four participants whom performed twelve repetitions of landing for both footwear conditions. The first condition was a self selected athletic footwear and the second condition was the Carson minimalist footwear. On average, the minimalist footwear condition caused participants to exert less force upon landing than the self-selected footwear condition. A T-test was conducted on the participants’ averages and found a significant difference between conditions. This information allows us to conclude the shoes change the movement strategies of users.

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Landing Accommodation to Minimalist Footwear

WUC Pacific Room

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether minimalist footwear could be beneficial in areas other than running. The study included four participants whom performed twelve repetitions of landing for both footwear conditions. The first condition was a self selected athletic footwear and the second condition was the Carson minimalist footwear. On average, the minimalist footwear condition caused participants to exert less force upon landing than the self-selected footwear condition. A T-test was conducted on the participants’ averages and found a significant difference between conditions. This information allows us to conclude the shoes change the movement strategies of users.