Campus Units

Kinesiology

Document Type

Presentation

Conference

37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference,

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-21-2019

Conference Title

37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference

Conference Date

July 21-25, 2019

City

Oxford, OH

Abstract

The current investigation explored the potential prophylactic effects of shoes, work boots, and motorcycle boots in reducing ankle inversion associated with ankle sprain. While the majority of previous research has investigated the effects of protective equipment in crashes, rates of lower extremity loading in emergency stop contexts are comparable to jump landings and may induce frontal plane loading that could lead to ankle injury. Fifteen adults wore athletic shoes, work boots, and motorcycle boots in a motorcycle drop task. Motorcycle boots significantly (p = 0.03) decreased peak ankle inversion angles by 3.6 degrees, but also increased (p < 0.01) vertical ground reaction forces by 0.21 bodyweights compared to the other shod conditions. Overall, it is suggested that motorcycle boots can potentially protect motorcycle riders from both crash-based and emergency-stop injuries.

Comments

This conference presentation is published as Wilder, J.T., Stephenson, M.L., Gillette, J.C., Efficacy of Shoes and Boots in Preventing Motorcycle-Related Ankle Inversion. 37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Oxford, OH, United States, July 21-25, 2019. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

NMU Commons

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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