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Table 4 Differences in perceptions of own footwear and prototype footwear

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

  Own footwear Prototype footwear
Attractiveness to self 62.9 (22.4) 44.0 (24.8)*
Attractiveness to others 57.1 (21.3) 37.1 (22.0)*
Comfort 84.2 (10.5) 64.0 (17.4)*
Fit 87.3 (7.0) 74.6 (14.9)*
Ease of donning and doffing 84.4 (14.7) 62.5 (20.9)*
Heaviness 30.1 (23.9) 39.5 (21.8)
  1. Values are mean (SD) mm from 100 mm visual analog scales. Higher scores represent greater perceived attractiveness, comfort, fit, ease of donning and doffing and heaviness
  2. *significant difference at P < 0.01