Sock Material And Warm-Up Effects On Foot Temperature During Treadmill Runing

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dc.contributor.author Patel, Tej M.
dc.contributor.author Oestreich, Nicholas J.
dc.contributor.author Post, Mitchell L.
dc.contributor.author Ross, Brandon J.
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Alyssa C.
dc.contributor.author Shelton, Brent T.
dc.contributor.author Smith, Julie E.
dc.contributor.author Stinson, Travis L.
dc.contributor.author Van Roekel, Nickolas
dc.contributor.author Barkley, Rachel M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T20:11:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T20:11:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-19T20:11:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1564
dc.description Mentor: David S. Senchina en_US
dc.description.abstract Manufacturers market a variety of athletic socks to runners with varying claims of comfort and ergogenic properties. This study (approved by Drake IRB ID 2009-10088) investigated how foot temperature during running was modulated by different socks. Additionally, the influence of a short warm-up period prior to data collection was investigated. Sixteen male subjects (21.3 ± 1.4 yrs) completed four 10-minute running trials at self-selected but constant speeds in four different socks: cotton, synthetic, a cotton/synthetic blend, and a combination of the blend sock plus a calf compression sleeve. Eight subjects performed a 5-minute warm-up at approximately 75% of their trial treadmill speed and eight did not warm up whatsoever. Foot temperature was recorded for the 10 minutes during running and 5 minutes immediately after. Heart rate and subjective ratings of perceived comfort and heat were recorded throughout. There were no significant differences in foot temperature across socks during or after running. Subjects perceived their feet as being warmer in the cotton and blend socks compared to the synthetic sock or the blend sock plus the sleeve. There were no differences in comfort perception across trials. Expectedly, there was a trial order effect for subjects who didn’t warm up such that foot temperature was higher in later trials compared to earlier trials. These results suggest that (a) socks of differing materials may transfer heat similarly, (b) wearing a calf compression sleeve influences perceptions of foot temperature, and (c) subjects perceptions of foot temperature may not coincide with actual temperature. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Arts & Sciences; College of Business & Public Administration; College of Education; College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2011;23
dc.subject Socks--Materials en_US
dc.subject Foot--Temperature en_US
dc.subject Treadmill exercise en_US
dc.title Sock Material And Warm-Up Effects On Foot Temperature During Treadmill Runing 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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