Area of Study
Science and Mathematics
The purpose of this study was to determine the difference between genders in body position during jumping movements while wearing shoes with varying midsoles. Twenty-two apparently healthy female and seven males voluntarily participated in this study. Subjects were current or recently graduated NCAA division III athletes of weight bearing sports and familiar with plyometric jumping. Subjects performed plyometric jumps from three box heights (46 cm, 30.5 cm and 21.6 cm) while being filmed from both the front and side view. Each jump was completed wearing four different pairs of shoes. The subject was represented as digitized points designed to capture pertinent angles and velocities of the body. Females showed a greater valgus angle than males in all shoe. The Medial Post shoe resulted in subjects having the smallest degree of valgus.
Warner, Mandy, "Effect of Shoe Design and Gender on Valgus Angle" (2011). Summer Research. 114.
University of Puget Sound