Effect of revised high-heeled shoes on foot pressure and static balance during standing

Young Hyeon Bae, Mansoo Ko, Young Soul Park, Suk Min Lee

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[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of revised high-heeled shoes on the foot pressure ratio and static balance during standing. [Subjects and Methods] A single-subject design was used, 15 healthy women wearing revised high-heeled shoes and general high-heeled shoes in a random order. The foot pressure ratio and static balance scores during standing were measured using a SpaceBalance 3D system. [Results] Forefoot and rearfoot pressures were significantly different between the 2 types of high-heeled shoes. Under the 3 conditions tested, the static balance score was higher for the revised high-heeled shoes than for the general highheeled shoes, but this difference was not statistically significant. [Conclusion] Revised high-heeled shoes are preferable to general high-heeled shoes, as they result in normalization of normalized foot pressure and a positive effect on static balance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1129-1131
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Foot pressure
  • Revised high-heeled shoes
  • Static balance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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