Table 1—

Peak pressures and total contact area for the specific mask areas and whole foot

Foot regionCategory A
Category B
Category C
sm 1sm 2sm 3sm 4sm 5sm 6
Posterolateral heel R131 ± 620 ± 224 ± 222 ± 224 ± 226 ± 2
Posteromedial heel R229 ± 320 ± 223 ± 319 ± 2*21 ± 224 ± 2
Anterolateral heel R321 ± 324 ± 224 ± 225 ± 221 ± 321 ± 1
Anteromedial heel R418 ± 222 ± 321 ± 223 ± 321 ± 219 ± 2
Medial midfoot R56 ± 18 ± 18 ± 18 ± 19 ± 110 ± 1
Lateral midfoot R616 ± 214 ± 110 ± 1**10 ± 1**12 ± 112 ± 1
Medial forefoot R726 ± 526 ± 324 ± 324 ± 223 ± 321 ± 2
Central forefoot R829 ± 431 ± 227 ± 330 ± 216 ± 2#18 ± 2#
Lateral forefoot R917 ± 612 ± 114 ± 214 ± 110 ± 19 ± 1
Total contact surface (cm2)104 ± 3108 ± 3*107 ± 2*108 ± 2*108 ± 3*111 ± 3*§
  • Data are means ± SEM. Pressure is recorded as N/cm2.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 vs. sm 1;

  • P < 0.05 vs. sm 2;

  • P < 0.05 vs. sm 3;

  • §

    § P < 0.05 vs. sm 4;

  • P < 0.05 vs. sm 5;

  • P < 0.05 vs. category A shoes;

  • #

    # P < 0.05 vs. category B shoes;

  • **

    ** P < 0.05 vs. category C shoes.