The purpose of this study was to examine the vertical ground reaction force between the traditional bowling shoes made of rubber midsole and the modified bowling shoes made of E-TPU midsole. All shoes underwent both static and dynamic performance testing on a force platform. The preliminary results indicated that the bowling footwear with the E-TPU material provided lower amount of vertical ground reaction force in both static and dynamic testing, which may potentially be beneficial to bowlers to minimize lower extremity injury. Future studies are warranted to evaluate the internal joint forces of bowling delivery mechanics with the E-TPU material footwear.
Lu, Tsung-Lin; Wu, Tong-Ching Tom; and Russell, Pamela J.
"KINETIC ANALYSES OF E-TPU MATERIAL IN BOWLING FOOTWEAR,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 243.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/243