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1991

University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Running With Running Shoes Versus Barefoot Running: A Videographical Analysis, Nicholas Stergiou May 1991

Running With Running Shoes Versus Barefoot Running: A Videographical Analysis, Nicholas Stergiou

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The purpose of this study was to kinematically describe the movements of the lower extremities in running with running shoes and running barefoot. Another purpose of this study was to identify and compare the anatomical and mechanical adaptations that occur. Seven college age females, members of the University of Nebraska at Omaha cross-country team, and one local competitive long-distance female runner 27 yrs old, were subjects of this study. All subjects were free of any physical disability that could have caused an impaired performance.

All subjects completed one testing session consisting of three acceptable trials each with and without their ...