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Standardized Shoe Recommendation for Gait Analysis

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    Our lab is purchasing a set of walking/running shoes to use as a standardized shoe for research participants during gait motion capture (marker/camera w/ instrumented treadmill system), and we are looking for any recommendations? We would not be planning on modifying the shoes for a foot model.

    We are thinking a relatively inexpensive, neutral, running shoe, but interested in any suggestions that you have used and worked well.

    Thank you!


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    Re: Standardized Shoe Recommendation for Gait Analysis

    Dear Dr. John,

    Perhaps a shoe with these characteristics may be useful:
    - the shoe laces is far from the placement point of Left/Right TOE markers,
    - the ankle will be exposed and allow the placing of markers directly on the malleolus,
    - reflective material is not used as the running shoes;
    - in the static trial the foot should remain parallel to the ground and the foot vector will be determined without interference footwear.

    I hope some of this information may be helpful in your research.
    Best Regards,

    Wagner de Godoy