The aim of this research was to examine the effects of high-top shoes and low-top shoes on sagittal ankle ROM, kinetics and power output during single-leg and double-leg jumps. Twelve male subjects were requested to wear high-top and low-top shoes to perform single-leg and double-leg jumps. Ankle joint kinematics and kinetics data were collected using Vicon system and force plates. Shoe collar heights did not influence the jump height in both single-leg and double-leg jump tasks. However, high-top shoes adopted in this study resulted in a significant smaller sagittal ankle ROM during a quasi-static movement. In addition, wearing high-top shoe could also decrease the dorsiflexion ankle joint torque and power output during the push-off phase in single-leg jump. These findings provide preliminary evidence suggesting that a changed ankle kinematic and kinetic behaviour in the sagittal plane may be induced when wearing high-top shoes.
Download Full PDF Version (Non-Commercial Use)