The Quality of Footwear Fit: What we know, don't know and should know

Ravindra S. Goonetilleke, Ameersing Luximon, Kwok L. Tsui

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    Abstract

    Even though fit ranks as one of the most important considerations in the purchase of a shoe, the quality of fit has no metric and is hence poorly assessed. Manufacturers, retailers, and customers tend to use trial and error techniques to improve footwear fit. This approach is rather cumbersome and very unscientific. In this paper, we present a methodology to assess and thereby quantify footwear fit so that comfort can be predicted and consequently improved lasts and shoes can be produced that match different shapes of feet.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages515-518
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - 2000
    EventProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium' - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: 29 Jul 20004 Aug 2000

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium'
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period29/07/004/08/00

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