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Effects of heel-toe drop on running biomechanics and perceived comfort of rearfoot strikers in standard cushioned running shoes

Published on Mar 3, 2020in Footwear Science
· DOI :10.1080/19424280.2020.1734868
Shiwei Mo1
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(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
Wing-Kai Lam6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Shenyang)
+ 3 AuthorsRoy T.H. Cheung18
Estimated H-index: 18
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Abstract
AbstractEffects of heel-toe drop, which is the height difference between the rearfoot and forefoot parts of the shoe, have been studied during running in minimalist shoe models. However, these type...
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