The influence of revised high-heeled shoes on foot pressure and center of pressure during standing in young women

Young Hyeon Bae, Mansoo Ko, Suk Min Lee

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[Purpose] Revised high-heeled shoes were developed to minimize foot deformities by reducing excessive load on the forefoot during walking or standing in adult females, who frequently wear standard high-heeled shoes. Specifically, this study aimed to investigate the effects of revised high-heeled shoes on foot pressure distribution and center of pressure distance during standing in adult females. [Subjects and Methods] Twelve healthy adult females were recruited to participate in this study. Foot pressures were obtained under 3 conditions: barefoot, in revised high-heeled shoes, and in standard 7-cm high-heeled shoes. Foot pressure was measured using the Tekscan HR mat scan system. One-way repeated analysis of variance was used to compare the foot pressure distribution and center of pressure distance under these 3 conditions. [Results] The center of pressure distance between the two lower limbs and the fore-rear distribution of foot pressure were significantly different for the 3 conditions. [Conclusion] Our findings support the premise that wearing revised high-heeled shoes seems to provide enhanced physiologic standing posture compared to wearing standard high-heeled shoes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3745-3747
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 28 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Centre of pressure
  • Revised high-heeled shoes
  • Standing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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