Open Access Research Article

A Systematic Selection Method Between Neutral and Control of Running Footwear Insole Products

Yang Chenxiao and Li Li Lilly*

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Institute of Textile and Clothing, Hong Kong

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 10, 2018;  Published Date: July 27, 2018


Running mania has become increasingly prevalent in recent years and its masses is becoming bigger and bigger as well. While, the great majority among them are temporary enthusiastic amateurs, who had little professional training before. They lack specialized knowledge to prevent themselves from injury or fatigue and underestimate the importance of protective running equipment, especially professional running insoles. For example, a certain part of these amateur runners do not know what elements should be considered for better protection and what features should be treated prevailed over the others, when they are choosing professional running insoles.

However, there are few researches giving a clear explain on this topic and especially there are entirely different opinions towards professional running insole designs. Therefore, to fill the blank and provide reliable consumer feedbacks for further improvements on professional running insole design, this research aims to examine the performance of insoles by evaluating different terms comprehensively, for example, different materials, shock absorption, loaded pressure, comfort etc. A customized evaluating methodology was established to obtain an all-rounded result.

The research result is reflected from both subjective and objective evaluations, and there is a bias between the objective and subjective results. Therefore, a market gap is revealed accordingly and fair suggestion for selecting professional running insoles and further improvement on its design is provided.

Keywords: Running insoles; Protective; Shock absorption; Comfort level

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