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The effects of being habitually barefoot on foot mechanics and motor performance in children and adolescents aged 6–18 years : study protocol for a multicenter crosssectional study (Barefoot LIFE project)
(BioMed Central, 2016-09-02)
Background: Barefoot locomotion has evoked an increasing scientific interest with a controversial debate about benefits and limitations of barefoot and simulated barefoot walking and running. While most current knowledge comes ...
Foot strike patterns differ between children and adolescents growing up barefoot vs. shod
(Georg Thieme Verlag, 2017)
Effects of early and permanent footwear use are not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of habituation to footwear on foot strike patterns of children and adolescents. Healthy habitually ...
Growing-up (habitually) barefoot influences the development of foot and arch morphology in children and adolescents
(Nature Research, 2017)
The development of the human foot is crucial for motor learning in children and adolescents as it ensures the basic requirements for bipedal locomotion and stable standing. Although there is an ongoing debate of the ...