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Distribution of in-shoe dynamic plantar foot pressures in professional football players

By Derek Santos, Tom Carline, Lynne Flynn, D Pitman, D Feeney, C Patterson and E Westland


At two football venues, 35 professional football players, aged 17 to 30, took part in a study. The aim was to compare in-shoe dynamic plantar foot pressures between football boots and trainers by investigating relationships between area, force and pressure. The study showed a decreased plantar foot area of 9.3% in the left football boot when compared to the trainer and 7.2% in the right. Maximum pressure was 35% higher in football boots when compared to trainers. Similarly, mean pressure was 27.6% higher in football boots. The study suggests that a reduced football boot surface area may be responsible for the increased forces and pressures within football boots when compared to trainers

Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:eresearch.qmu.ac.uk:836
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