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Kinesiology

2019

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The Effects Of Shoe Type On Biomechanical And Physiological Responses To Stepping And Inclined Walking, Ashley L. Vansumeren May 2019

The Effects Of Shoe Type On Biomechanical And Physiological Responses To Stepping And Inclined Walking, Ashley L. Vansumeren

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of hiking shoes and hiking boots on the biomechanical responses to a stepping task and physiological responses to an inclined walking task. Participants (n = 16) performed six two minute stepping trials at a stepping rate of 72 bpm; three trials in hiking boots and three trials in hiking shoes. Following the stepping task, participants (n = 19) walked at 3.0 mph and 10% grade for five minutes in hiking shoes and hiking boots. Lower limb joint angles and moments were calculated using Visual 3D. Physiological data was averaged over the ...