|Document ID (ISN)||62074|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-0139 - Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Hawes M.R., Sovak D., Miyashita M., Kang S.J., Yoshihuku Y., Tanaka S.
||Ethnic differences in forefoot shape and the determination of shoe comfort
||Jan. 1994, Vol.37, No.1, p.187-196. 10 ref.
||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).
||race-linked differences; comfort criteria; foot; anthropometry
||normal values; safety footwear
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; Japan; Korea, Republic of|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)