Effect of the Base of the Shoe Heel on Postural Stability During Walking in Women
American Journal of BioScience
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 167-170
Received: Mar. 23, 2015;
Accepted: Apr. 9, 2015;
Published: Jul. 21, 2015
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Falola Jean-Marie, Laboratory of Biomechanics and Performance (LABIOP), National Institute of Youth, Physical Education and Sport (INJEPS) University of Abomey Calavi (UAC), Porto-Novo, Benin; Laboratory Human Motricity, Education, Sport, Health (LAMHESS) Training Unit and Research in Sciences and Techniques of Physical and Sports Activities (STAPS) University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
Koussihouèdé Fifamè Eudia Nadège, Laboratory of Biomechanics and Performance (LABIOP), National Institute of Youth, Physical Education and Sport (INJEPS) University of Abomey Calavi (UAC), Porto-Novo, Benin
Falola Stève Marjelin Donan, Laboratory of Biomechanics and Performance (LABIOP), National Institute of Youth, Physical Education and Sport (INJEPS) University of Abomey Calavi (UAC), Porto-Novo, Benin
Avossevou Yves Gabriel, Research Unit Theoretical Physics (URPT) Institute of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (IMSP) University of Abomey Calavi (UAC), Porto-Novo, Benin
Bio Nigan Issiako, Laboratory APS and Motricity (LABAPSM), National Institute of Youth, Physical Education and Sport (INJEPS) University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Porto-Novo, Benin
Dansou Houndjovi Pierre, Laboratory of Exercise Physiology (LPE), National Institute of Youth, Physical Education and Sport (INJEPS) University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Porto-Novo, Benin
The high-heeled shoes are the cause of slips and falls while walking. Objective: To determine the shape of the base of the heel of the shoe to a stabilization of the locomotor pattern of walking. Materials and Methods: Fifteen young women had normal-weighted market shoes without heel and with heels of 5.08 cm; 7.6 cm and 10 cm. Each shoe were associated three square bases whose sides were: small: 1.5 cm; average: 3 cm wide and 5.3 cm. Results: Significant differences between the kinematic parameters were only for small and medium bases. There was no significant difference between the large base and the heel without shoes. The base of the heel of the shoe that stabilizes the locomotor pattern of walking is one that is large and whose side is equal to 5.3 cm. This value represents the heel of the foot width of the subject.
Koussihouèdé Fifamè Eudia Nadège,
Falola Stève Marjelin Donan,
Avossevou Yves Gabriel,
Bio Nigan Issiako,
Dansou Houndjovi Pierre,
Effect of the Base of the Shoe Heel on Postural Stability During Walking in Women, American Journal of BioScience.
Vol. 3, No. 5,
2015, pp. 167-170.
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