The cushioning properties of athletic socks: an impact testing perspective

Tim Blackmore, David Jessop, Stewart Bruce-Low, Joanna Scurr

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One of the aims of the sock/shoe unit is to reduce the severity of impact forces on the lower extremity although the injury prevention potential of the sock through the attenuation of impact force has yet to be established. This study aims to determine the effect of athletic socks and a sock/shoe unit on peak impact force, time to peak impact force and loading rate using an impact testing methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-830
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Biomechanics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


  • Clothing
  • Equipment Design
  • Foot
  • Humans
  • Pressure
  • Shoes
  • Sports
  • Weight-Bearing


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