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A comparison of gait biomechanics of flip-flops, sandals, barefoot and shoes

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, November 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 683)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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31 tweeters
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Title
A comparison of gait biomechanics of flip-flops, sandals, barefoot and shoes
Published in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-6-45
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Authors

Xiuli Zhang, Max R Paquette, Songning Zhang

Abstract

Flip-flops and sandals are popular choices of footwear due to their convenience. However, the effects of these types of footwear on lower extremity biomechanics are still poorly understood. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate differences in ground reaction force (GRF), center of pressure (COP) and lower extremity joint kinematic and kinetic variables during level-walking in flip-flops, sandals and barefoot compared to running shoes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
China 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 227 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 59 25%
Student > Master 32 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 10%
Researcher 19 8%
Other 19 8%
Other 43 18%
Unknown 40 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 44 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 43 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 12%
Engineering 27 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Other 29 12%
Unknown 55 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 October 2021.
All research outputs
#635,836
of 19,287,605 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#17
of 683 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,378
of 206,436 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#2
of 45 outputs
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