Can shoes really “boost” your performance and “zoom” your run?
Refereed conference paper presented and published in conference proceedings


摘要Introduction: A market of “performance-enhancing” running shoes has emerged in recent years. Many of these claims are not fully supported by scientific data. The objective of this study was to compare the performance of one such high-priced performance shoes with the low-priced plimsolls (白飯魚).

Methods: This is a prospective, controlled, crossover, non-inferiority study with 29 participants aged 19 to 27 years. The subjects underwent a 1500-m running trial wearing either performance shoes (Adidas Ultraboost) or ordinary plimsolls (Double Coin) at an outdoor running tracks in January and February 2020. The outcome measures were the running time and a post-intervention participant experience survey.

Results: The mean completion time of 1500 m with plimsolls and performance shoes are 503.27 seconds and 480.69 seconds respectively with a p value of 0.008. On a scale of 1 to 5, participants rate the comfort of plimsolls at 2.0/5 and performance shoes at 3.9/5 respectively.

Discussion and Conclusion: Our results show that performance shoes improve the running speed of participants when compared to ordinary plimsolls.
著者Samuel Ka-Kin Ling, Ching Hei Lam, Sze Wing Lee, Lok-Yi Tsui, Chi Yan Wong, Pak Laan Wong, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung
會議名稱The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association the 40th Annual Congress 2020
會議地點Hong Kong
會議論文集題名The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association the 40th Annual Congress 2020
出版社Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press
出版地Hong Kong
頁次58 - 58

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