Effects of Different Athletic Shoes on Treadmill Run

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dc.contributor.author Bumgarner, Michael R.
dc.contributor.author Phan, Minh N.
dc.contributor.author Asar, Y. Mansah
dc.contributor.author Fechner, Robert J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T16:08:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-10T16:08:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-10T16:08:38Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1377
dc.description Advisor: David S. Senchina en_US
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Training shoes are designed differently for different purposes. Many people believe that expensive shoes mean better performance. Manufacturing companies modify shoes to fit consumer demands in style as opposed to performance. This has made the prices of shoes unreasonably high. PURPOSE: To determine whether a training shoe price determines its performance. HYPOTHESIS: adidas_1DLX (most expensive of the models tested) is the best in terms of comfort level and stability as compared to two other shoes. METHODS: Seven male subjects ranging between the ages of 19 to 31 were recruited to run on a treadmill wearing three shoes adidas_1 DLX, Nike Sparq, and Under Armour Illusion. They ran for four minutes each at their own pace, after which they were asked to rate each shoe based on perceived comfort and stability. Heart rate was measured after each treadmill run. RESULTS: adidas_1DLX had a lower comfort rating than other shoe models. Ratings of stability and heart rate did not differ significantly between models. CONCLUSIONS: adidas_1DLX was the least comfortable and stable despite its high price, possibly because of the computer and motor in the sole. Under Armour Illusion, on the other hand, was the most comfortable and stable shoe though it was cheaper. Price did not predict performance in these training shoes. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology Program, Department of Biology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2010;39
dc.subject Athletic shoes--Effectiveness en_US
dc.subject Treadmill exercise en_US
dc.title Effects of Different Athletic Shoes on Treadmill Run en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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