Evaluating the effect of apex position and rocker in curved rocker shoes

Chapman, JD, Preece, SJ, Nester, CJ, Braunstein, B, Höhne, A and Brüggermann, G-P 2014, 'Evaluating the effect of apex position and rocker in curved rocker shoes' , Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 7 (S1) , A66-A66.

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Abstract

Curved rocker shoes are designed with a contoured outsole which can be characteristics by three principle design features: rocker angle, apex angle and apex position. Although these shoes are routinely prescribed to reduce in-shoe pressure in patients with diabetes, there is only minimal scientific evidence to inform the choice of value for each of the three design features. Results from a previous study [1], suggested that a 95° apex angle may be the best compromise for offloading the different regions of the forefoot. The results of this study also suggested that higher rocker angle may lead to decrease pressure, however, this study did not quantify the precise effect of rocker angle and apex position in shoes with a 95° apex angle.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Publisher: BioMed Central
ISSN: 1757-1146
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Funders: European Commission
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email usir@salford.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 12:31
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 17:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33046

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