Effect of insole material on force and plantar pressures during walking.

T. G. McPoil, M. W. Cornwall

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Twelve subjects between the ages of 24 and 35 years walked barefoot over a pressure platform with the following insole materials placed directly on top of the platform: 1) PPT, 2) Spenco, and 3) Viscolas. Maximum vertical force, vertical force-time integral as well as maximum plantar pressure data were collected for the rearfoot, midfoot, and forefoot regions. The results were not significant for maximum vertical force and vertical force-time integral among the three insole materials when compared to barefoot-only walking. There was, however, a significant reduction in forefoot maximum plantar pressure among the three materials compared to barefoot-only walking. In the rearfoot region, a reduction in maximum plantar pressure was seen only with PPT and Spenco.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-416
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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