Shoe Material Effects on Foot Temperature During Treadmill Running

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Show simple item record Poss, Erin M. Austin, Brogan L. Baumgardner, Gwendolyn J. Budden, Nicholas M. Campbell, Shauna-Kaye V. Carlson, Samantha J. Drake, Ty C. Eckman, Guy M. Lawrence, Kelly L. Nelson, Holly M. Barkley, Rachel M. 2011-04-19T19:16:46Z 2011-04-19T19:16:46Z 2011-04-19T19:16:46Z
dc.description Mentor: David S. Senchina en_US
dc.description.abstract Running shoes are made from a variety of materials such as leather or mesh. Material type and assembly likely impact on foot heat dynamics during running. The purpose of this study was to investigate how foot temperature during running was modulated by different shoes. All protocols were approved by the Drake IRB (ID 2009-10088). Eleven male subjects (21.6 ± 1.7 yrs) completed four 10-minute running trials at self-selected but constant speeds on a treadmill in four different running shoes (two mesh and two leather). Foot temperature was recorded at two sites on top of the right foot arch (against the skin and between the sock and shoe) for the 10 minutes during running and 5 minutes of resting recovery post-running. Heart rate and subjective ratings of perceived comfort and heat were recorded throughout. There were no statistical differences in foot heat accumulation during running between the shoes. During the 5 minutes post-exercise, three of the shoe models accommodated heat dissipation whereas foot temperature in the fourth model significantly increased during rest (all 39 p<0.031). Temperature was always greater at the skin site versus the sock site, but fluctuation patterns between the two sites were congruent. Subjects rated the mesh shoes as more comfortable than the leather shoes (p=0.016); curiously, however, there were no differences in heat perception across shoes (p=0.184). These results suggest that (a) shoe material influences foot heat dynamics during and immediately after running and (b) subjects’ perceptions of foot temperature may not coincide with actual foot temperature. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Arts & Sciences; College of Education; College of Journalism & Mass Communication; College of Business & Public Administration; College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2011;22
dc.subject Athletic shoes--Materials en_US
dc.subject Foot--Temperature en_US
dc.subject Treadmill exercise en_US
dc.title Shoe Material Effects on Foot Temperature During Treadmill Running 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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