Testing cushioning durability of running shoes using the energy and stiffness wear factor methods

John F. Swigart, Arthur G Erdman, Patrick J. Cain

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Abstract

Two new methods of quantifying shoe cushioning durability have been developed. An MTS 831-Elastomer Testing System was used to test energy and stiffness characteristics of six running shoes before and after 100 miles of running. The durability rankings of the shoes were fairly consistent between the two wear factor methods; and the shoes which expected to wear well, according to their materials and construction, placed well in both rankings. Recommended input parameter ranges, test variables, load cell geometries, and testing methodologies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1990 Advances in Bioengineering
EditorsSteven A. Goldstein
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages319-322
Number of pages4
Volume17
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 25 1990Nov 30 1990

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityDallas, TX, USA
Period11/25/9011/30/90

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