The purpose of this study was to compare the shoe internal space and foot shapes of different type for increasing sense of shoe fitting. 347 healthy subjects (male=160; female=187) without any pathological conditions of the foot participated in this study. 11 pairs of running shoes have different size (230-280mm) with same material and appearances were prepared and the shapes of shoe last were also measured for these shoes. In order evaluating the sense of shoe fitting, 6 fit indicators were analysed by comparing the shape of shoe last with foot morphology. We could find that people with wider feet tend to wear tighter shoes and narrower feet preferred to wear looser shoes that seems to significantly affect by the experience. And the sense of shoe fitting was significant different from gender and foot type which can be used as important data for recommending shoe size and to make customized shoe.
Ryue, Jaejin; Lee, Jungho; Lee, Ki-Kwang; and Cho, Seunghyun
"COMPARISON OF FOOT MORPHOLOGY AND PREFERRED SHOE FOR IMPROVING RUNNING SHOE FITTING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38:
1, Article 144.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/144