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Analysis of Middle Aged and Elderly Women`s Foot Shapes for Shoe Design
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  • Journal title : Fashion & Textile Research Journal
  • Volume 17, Issue 5,  2015, pp.815-827
  • Publisher : The Society of Fashion and Textile Industry
  • DOI : 10.5805/SFTI.2015.17.5.815
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Analysis of Middle Aged and Elderly Women`s Foot Shapes for Shoe Design
Lim, Ho-Sun;
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This study analyzes the characteristics by age and type for middle aged and elderly women foot shapes aged 40-69 years. ANOVA, factor, and cluster analyzed middle aged and elderly women`s foot shapes. The results of the study are as follows. First, higher age groups tended to have smaller foot lengths, ball/instep circumferences, circumferences, and ball heights with larger heel height values and higher degrees of gathering of toe 1 and toe 5 toward the feet reference axis. Second, foot lengths were 220 mm-240 mm and the ball circumference`s size symbol in high frequency sections were distributed from E to EEEE in the 40s and 60s groups and from D to EEEE in the 50s group. Third, eight factors were extracted through the factor analyses of middle aged and elderly women`s foot measurement items. Fourth, a cluster analyses classified the subjects into four types. Type 1 is a normal foot type with medium foot length and small ball circumference and type 2 is a long and flat foot type with a type with large foot length and ball circumference values as well as small ball height values. Type 3 is a thick foot type with a medium foot length, large ball circumference, large ball height and type 4 is a toe deformation foot type with medium foot length, small ball circumference, and a high degree of toe gathering toward the center.
middle aged and elderly women;foot shape;foot measurement;3D scan;shoes size;
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