Title

Oxygen Cost of Running Barefoot vs.Rrunning Shod.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2011

Keywords

Adult, Analysis of Variance, Female, Humans, Male, Oxygen Consumption, Running, Shoes, Young Adult

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the oxygen cost of running barefoot vs. running shod on the treadmill as well as overground. 10 healthy recreational runners, 5 male and 5 female, whose mean age was 23.8±3.39 volunteered to participate in the study. Subjects participated in 4 experimental conditions: 1) barefoot on treadmill, 2) shod on treadmill, 3) barefoot overground, and 4) shod overground. For each condition, subjects ran for 6 min at 70% vVO (2)max pace while VO (2), heart rate (HR), and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were assessed. A 2 × 2 (shoe condition x surface) repeated measures ANOVA revealed that running with shoes showed significantly higher VO (2) values on both the treadmill and the overground track (p

Publication Title

International Journal of Sports Medicine

Volume

32

Issue

6

First Page

401

Last Page

406

PMCID

21472628

DOI of Published Version

10.1055/s-0030-1265203

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