Comfort and plantar pressure pattern during running with prefabricated insoles

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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between plantar pressure pattern and wearing comfort of five different prefabricated insoles. Therefore wearing comfort was assessed by a questionnaire and the use of a visual analogue scale (VAS) and plantar pressure was measured by a Pedar-X system. For statistical analysis single factor ANOVA for repeated measurements, Bonferroni and Pearson correlation test were performed. Significant differences in comfort ratings and average maximum plantar pressure were found. A relationship between average plantar pressure and comfort could not be detected. Nevertheless prefabricated insoles are able to improve wearing comfort of running shoes. Additional parameters like insole hardness and/or flexibility might also influence wearing comfort and seems to modulate the plantar pressure pattern during running.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : The 33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Poitiers, France
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationPoitiers
PublisherCCSD (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe)
Publication date19.06.2015
Pages 932-935
Publication statusPublished - 19.06.2015
EventInternational Conference on Biomechanics in sports - Poitiers, France
Duration: 29.06.202303.07.2023
Conference number: 33