Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/22120
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Footwear
Plantar pressure
Basketball
Issue Date: 
2017
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Lam, W. K., Ng, W. X., & Kong, P. W. (2017). Influence of shoe midsole hardness on plantar pressure distribution in four basketball-related movements. Research in Sports Medicine, 25(1), 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2016.1258643
Abstract: 
This study examined how shoe midsole hardness influenced plantar pressure in basketball-related movements. Twenty male university basketball players wore customized shoes with hard and soft midsoles (60 and 50 Shore C) to perform four movements: running, maximal forward sprinting, maximal 45o cutting, and lay-up. Plantar loading was recorded using an in-shoe pressure measuring system, with peak pressure (PP) and pressure time integral (PTI) extracted from 10 plantar regions. Compared with hard shoes, subjects exhibited lower PP in one or more plantar regions when wearing the soft shoes across all tested movements (Ps < 0.05). Lower PTI was also observed in the hallux for 45o cutting, and the toes and forefoot regions during the first step of lay-up in the soft shoe condition (Ps < 0.05). In conclusion, using a softer midsole in the forefoot region may be a plausible remedy to reduce the high plantar loading experienced by basketball players.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Research in Sports Medicine. The published version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2016.1258643
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1543-8627 (print)
1543-8635 (online)
Other Identifiers: 
10.1080/15438627.2016.1258643
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The dataset for this journal article is available in the NIE Data Repository at https://doi.org/10.25340/R4/KHPJHB
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