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Document ID (ISN)62074
CIS number 94-728
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hawes M.R., Sovak D., Miyashita M., Kang S.J., Yoshihuku Y., Tanaka S.
Title Ethnic differences in forefoot shape and the determination of shoe comfort
Bibliographic information Jan. 1994, Vol.37, No.1, p.187-196. 10 ref.
Abstract The study population consisted of 708 Caucasian North American males and 513 Japanese or Korean males. Eleven measurements were taken on the right foot bearing full body weight. No difference in foot shape was found between the Japanese and Korean subgroups, but the Caucasian and Oriental groups differed according to several measures. Thus, shoes for the two populations must be built on different lasts in order to be worn with comfort. Although this study was motivated by sport shoe design, the data are applicable to any footwear, and are more detailed than those appearing in such compendia as the ILO's International Data on Anthropometry (CIS 90-1389).
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; comfort criteria; foot; anthropometry
Descriptors (secondary) normal values; safety footwear
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; Japan; Korea, Republic of
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry