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William Samson
03-30-2010, 06:18 PM
Dear Colleagues,

Our company is working on the maturation of gait (mainly kinetic and
kinematic) in children younger than six years old in order to develop
adapted shoes.

Our questions are about the role of the shoe. Should it keep the foot and
the ankle (e.g. rigid stiffener, rising upper) for preventing the falls and
improving balance ? Or should it release the foot movements (as barefoot
walking) for not disturbing the foot maturation in very young children (our

I wonder if references exist in literature which could answer these

Thanks for your help in advance.


William Samson, PhD student

Email : wsamson@ctcgroupe.com

CTC Groupe

4 rue Hermann Frenkel

69367 Lyon cedex 07 - France