FBS 2003 - Queenstown

Queenstown 2003

Overview

The 6th Symposium on Footwear Biomechanics was held in Queenstown, New Zealand, where much of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy was filmed. Hosting the event in conjunction with a podiatry workshop influenced the focus of the conference programme, with the first day concerned more with the structure and function of the lower extremity, while the second day was more related to functional footwear. However, the breadth of topics was such that it should have satisfied the interests of the more than 100 delegates who attended.

Following a robust and traditional welcome from the Queenstown Maori concert party, Ned Frederick gave a challenging presentation on the role of footwear biomechanics and where it is heading. It set the tone for the rest of the symposium and many of the following speakers drew on the ideas and perspectives Ned had introduced. The first day was devoted to more to finding out what was new regarding our understanding of foot shape, lower extremity kinematics and kinetics, and the role of orthotics and inserts. Alex Stacoff’s keynote on the interaction between the shoe and foot was the perfect introduction to the first day. The second day was devoted to footwear design, and was introduced with a keynote presentation by Michael Kinchington on the implications of foot-shoe interaction. Topics on the second day ranged from finite element modelling to geriatric footwear, and from football studs to mountain boots, which all reflected the way the research into footwear biomechanics has developed and changed over the 25 years since the first symposium was held.

No symposium would be complete without the social interaction, and having the meeting in a compact location like Queenstown provided ample opportunities to meet informally. The long winter’s evenings were a great incentive to gather around a log fire in a bar, linger at a restaurant, or generate your own local thermal environment at a night club. One or two hardy souls even ventured into the lake for a swim. The symposium wound-up with a gold-rush theme dinner at the conference hotel. Entertainment was provided by the Arrowtown Bush band, the Buckingham Belles, and the occasional antics of the less fortunate ones who won ‘prizes’ for notorious events throughout the symposium.

Finally, we would like to thank the sponsors of the symposium (adidas, Asics and Nike) for their generous support, the companies who took the opportunity to exhibit their products, and finally Kim and Trish from Conference Innovators who did such a wonderful job of making the symposium such a success. A conference is only as good as the people who attend, and in this respect, we were fortunate in having such a diverse and friendly group. Thank you.

 

Scientific Awards

Applied Research Prize presented by adidas International

Juan-Carlos Gonzales, A. Martines, J. Montero, S. Alemany, J. Gamez 

"Analysis of the horizontal forces in soccer boot studs for specific movements"

Basic Research Prize presented by NIKE, Inc.

Martyn Shorten, M. Mientjes

"The effects of shoe cushioning on impact force during running" 

Young Investigator Prize presented by Asics

Bridget Munro, J. Steele, W. Gilleard

"Slippers, surfaces and the gait of older arthritic females: the final episode?" 

 

Queenstown 2003

Author(s)

Paper Title

Topic

S Alemany, B Nacher, E Alcantara, JC Gonzales, E Sanchis

Morphological analysis of the lateral foot shape at different heel heights

Foot Motion

CJ Richards, K Card, J Song, H Hillstrom

A novel arch height index assessment: intra-rater reliability

Foot Motion

S-B Park, K-W Seo, J-H Boo, Y-J Kim

A study of last development in the men’s running shoe

Foot Motion

DJ Stefanyshyn, P Stergiou, BM Nigg, AI Rozitis, B Goepfert

Do pronators pronate?

Foot Motion

U Kersting, KD Newman

Altered midsole geometry modulates rearfoot kinematics and muscle activation during fatigue in running

Foot Motion

C Kirtley

An instrumented insole for measurement of foot motion

Foot Motion

W Potthast, A Arndt, A Lundberg, G-P Bruggemann

Relationship between ground reaction force and acceleration at tibia and femur during heel-toe running

Footwear Design – clinical implications

BJ Munro, JR Steele, WL Gilleard

Slippers, surfaces and the gait of older arthritic females: the final episode?

Footwear Design – clinical implications

AM Dowling, JR Steele

What do parents look for when purchasing school shoes?

Footwear Design – clinical implications

DJ Stefanyshyn, P Stergiou, BM Nigg, AI Rozitis, B Goepfert

Do females require different running footwear?

Footwear Design – clinical implications

UG Kertsing, SM Martin, R Grech

Biomechanical evaluation of diabetic footwear under laboratory and everyday loading conditions

Footwear Design – clinical implications

DTP Fong, Y Hong, JX Li

Evaluation of cloth sports shoe as a footwear for Hong Kong primary school students in physical education lessons

Footwear Design – clinical implications

YL Hong, DW Mao, JX Li, DQ Xu, J Luk

Gait patterns of walking on the treadmill while wearing negative heel shoe

Footwear Design – design and performance

D Mao

A comparison of negative heel shoe and normal low positive shoes using ground reaction force measurements

Footwear Design – design and performance

D Covill, Z Guan, M Bailey, D Pope

Effects of varying the environmental conditions on in-shoe temperature

Footwear Design – design and performance

J Gonzalez, D Rosa, E Alcantara, S Alemany, L Castillo

Study of thermal comfort of trekking boots for winter mid mountain conditions

Footwear Design – design and performance

EC Frederick, JJ Determan, SN Whittlesey, J Hamill

Biomechanics of skateboarding: kinetics of the “Ollie”

Footwear Design – design and performance

S Grau, G Valiant, T Horstmann

Efficiency of different therapeutic treatments of chronic achilles tendonitis in runners

Footwear Design – design and performance

K Tanaka, H Uwai, S Ujihashi

A method of measurement and evaluation of the mechanical properties on the stability of running shoes

Footwear Design – design techniques

T Oda, K Oomori, Y Kaneko

Running shoe development using a finite element ankle/joint model

Footwear Design – design techniques

S Alemany, I Garcia, E Alcantara, JC Gonzalez, L Castillo

Integration of plantar pressure measurements in a finite element model for the optimization of shankpiece design for high-heeled shoes

Footwear Design – design techniques

JC Gonzalez, A Martinez, J Montero, S Alemany, J Gamez

Analysis of the horizontal forces in soccer boot studs for specific movements

Footwear Design – performance evaluation

T Nishiwaki

Footwear cushioning evaluation method based on human responses

Footwear Design – performance evaluation

F Kleindienst, G-P Bruggemann, B Krabbe, M Walther

Functional grading of cushioning and forefoot flexibility characteristics in running shoes

Footwear Design – performance evaluation

A Hartveld, N Chockalingam

Impact reduction in jumping: assessment of kinematic and kinetic influence with and without shoes

Footwear Design – performance evaluation

M Mientjes, M Shorten

Effects of surface elastic modulus and curvature on plantar pressure distribution beneath the heel

Footwear Design – performance evaluation

G Woolman, B Wilson, P Milburn

Ankle joint motion inside snowboard boots

Footwear Design – performance evaluation

Alex Stacoff

Interactions between foot and shoe

Keynote Presentation

EC (Ned) Frederick

A peek down under the rug

Keynote Presentation

Michael Kinchington

Implications of foot-shoe interactions in sports medicine

Keynote Presentation

MJ Lake, A Georgoakis, LK Stergioulas, BL Patritti

Time-frequency analysis of lower limb loading transients associated with perception of impact severity

Lower Limb Loading

BL Patritti, MJ Lake, A Lees

A preliminary investigation into the relationship between impact sensing ability and movement adaptation during running

Lower Limb Loading

A Arndt, W Potthast, A Lundberg, G-P Bruggemann

Relationship between lower leg muscle activity and tibial accelerations during running

Lower Limb Loading

T Asai, H Murakami, Y Kaneko

Oblique impact analysis using the finite element lower extremity model

Lower Limb Loading

M Shorten, M Mientjes

The effects of shoe cushioning on impact force during running

Lower Limb Loading

M Mochimaru, M Kouchi

Last customization from an individual foot form and design dimensions

Morphology of the Foot

M Kouchi, M Mochimaru

The feet of runners: Do they differ from the non-runners’ feet?

Morphology of the Foot

N Chockalingam, R Ashford, H Braithwaite, D Dunning

Foot length ratios for selected dimensions in a mixed gender, non-pathological sample

Morphology of the Foot

M Razeghi, ME Batt,

The effect of foot orthoses on selected ground reaction force parameters during ground walking

Orthotics and Inserts

SJ Barthold

The role of orthoses in the treatment of patellofemoral pain in runners

Orthotics and Inserts

C Payne

Foot orthoses reduce the force needed to establish the windlass mechanism, but do not change calcaneal angle

Orthotics and Inserts

A Muendermann, BM Nigg, RN Humble, DJ Stefanyshyn

Short-term effects of foot orthotic on comfort and lower extremity kinematics, kinetics, muscle activity are consistent over a three-week period

Orthotics and Inserts

A Muendermann, BM Nigg, RN Humble, DJ Stefanyshyn

Differences in orthotic comfort are related to changes in lower extremity kinematics, kinetics and muscle activity

Orthotics and Inserts

SJ Dixon, S Warren

Potential of a commercially available orthotic device to influence lower extremity biomechanics when placed in military boots

Orthotics and Inserts

B Barry and P Milburn

Translational and rotational traction and stiffness

Posters

R Vasiljev, IA Vasiljev, DB Ilic

Characteristics of pressure under feet in typical jump of young basketball players with various morphological types of lower limb

Posters

K-K Lee

Deformation of the foot in Taekwondo athletes

Posters

JX Li, W Zhang, DQ Xu, Y Hong

Metabolic characteristics when walking in negative heel shoes

Posters