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Title:The effect of two sock fabrics on physiological parameters associated with blister incidence
Authors:Bogerd, Cornelis P. (Author)
Rechsteiner, Ivo (Author)
Wüst, Benno (Author)
Rossi, René M. (Author)
Brühwiler, Paul A. (Author)
Files:URL http://annhyg.oxfordjournals.org/content/55/5/510.full.pdf
 
Language:English
Work type:Not categorized
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UPR - University of Primorska
Abstract:The goal of the present study was to investigate physiological effects, mainly at the level of the foot, of two sock fabrics with distinct moisture properties. Twelve participants wore two different socks, one on each foot. The following two sock types were usedČ PP: 99.6% polypropylene and 0.4% elastane and BLEND: 50% Merino wool, 33% polypropylene, and 17% polyamide. The participants walked three times on a treadmill at 5 km h-1, with no gradient for the first and third phase and a 10% upward inclination for the second walking phase. The microclimate temperature between the boot and foot was measured during walking. Preceding and following the walking phases, additional measurements were carried out at the level of the foot, i.e. skin temperature and skin hydration on three locations and skin friction between the posterior surface of the calcaneus and a glass plate. In addition, the moisture absorption of boots and socks was determined. Differences between the sock fabrics were found for weight gain and microclimate temperature: (i) PP tended to hold less water compared to BLEND, (ii) the bootćs microclimate temperature resulted in larger values for BLEND measured at the dorsal surface at the level of the third metatarsal, and (iii) warmer microclimates of the boot were measured for PP compared to BLEND at the distal anterior end of the tibia. The established differences in moisture behavior of both socks did not result in detectable differences in parameters measured on the skin of the foot
Keywords:footwear, friction, blister, walking, sock
Year of publishing:2011
Number of pages:str. 510-518
Numbering:Vol. 55, iss. 5
ISSN:0003-4878
UDC:614.897
COBISS_ID:2014675 Link is opened in a new window
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