In-Shoe Pressure Distribution under the Foot during Running

Biomechanik Labor Essen

These data were collected from a comparative running shoe study. 22 subjects performed in each of 19 running shoe models 5 repetitive running trials at a speed of 3.3 m/s. 8 piezoceramic force transducers (3mm x 3mm) under the foot were used to identify the plantar pressures in the 19 different running shoes. The pressure animation represents the averaged and time normalized pressure patterns of all subjects in all footwear conditions. Thus, the animation is based on a total of 2090 individual pressure measurements (22 subjects * 19 footwear conditions * 5 repetitive trials).

More details about this study (comparison of 19 commercially available running shoes) are reported in

More information on the properties of the piezoceramic transducers