Skip to main content

Table 2 Characteristics of participants’ own outdoor footwear

From: Preliminary evaluation of prototype footwear and insoles to optimise balance and gait in older people

Shoe style
 Athletic shoe 8 (26.7)
 Walking shoe 6 (20.0)
 Sandal 5 (16.7)
 Moccasin 4 (13.3)
 Boot 4 (13.3)
 Mary-Jane 2 (6.7)
 High heel 1 (3.3)
Sole flexion point
 At MTPJs 18 (60)
 Proximal to MTPJs 7 (23.3)
 Distal to MTPJs 5 (16.7)
Heel height, mm – mean (SD), range 26 (9), 10–44
Sole thickness, mm – mean (SD), range 13 (6), 3–23
Sole hardness, Shore A – mean (SD), range 60 (19), 30–96
Weight, gm – mean (SD), range 265 (65), 130–359
  1. Values are n (%) unless otherwise stated