Changes in foot shape after long-distance running

Mako Fukano*, Shigeo Iso


研究成果: Article査読

7 被引用数 (Scopus)


Changes in foot shape during long-distance running may lead to alteration in shoe fit. However, little information is available on changes in foot shape following long-distance running. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in foot shape in experienced runners after a single long-distance run. Data from the right feet of 21 subjects were obtained using a foot scanner before and after running 35 km on an asphalt road. After the run, the dorsal height, navicular height, and arch height ratio were significantly decreased. Midfoot cross-sectional shape after the run was deformed laterally compared to before running. Lateral deformity of the lateral dorsum was seen in 76.2% of the feet. For the medial side, 47.6% of feet deformed medially and 38.1% of feet did not change. The findings of the present study suggest that foot shape is altered during a single long-distance run. These results suggest that footwear fit and comfort could be affected during long distance running because athletes tie their shoelaces based on their pre-running foot shape.

ジャーナルJournal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 3月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 解剖学
  • 組織学
  • リウマチ学
  • 整形外科およびスポーツ医学
  • 理学療法、スポーツ療法とリハビリテーション


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