1st Edition

The Science of Footwear

Edited By Ravindra S. Goonetilleke Copyright 2013
    726 Pages 324 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    726 Pages 324 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Although we now have sophisticated algorithms and techniques for determining the shapes and sizes and for matching the fit between shoes and feet, few, if any, of the books currently available cover these new technologies until now. Bringing together high-quality and state-of-the-art contributions from designers, biomechanists, ergonomists, engineers, podiatrists, and scientists from industry and academia, The Science of Footwear provides an in-depth understanding of the technology and techniques involved in the design and development of a popular and demanding consumer product.

    This book introduces the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of footwear. The chapters contain data from past research and the state-of-the art methodologies. They not only cover every aspect of the product design, but also how the footwear industry caters to the wide-ranging needs of sophisticated and demanding customers.

    The footwear industry has rapidly changed over the last 10 years. Mass production has changed to personalization and mass customization, areas that are not well-understood. This book explores these different concepts in a coherent way, drawing on differing views that give a holistic view of the science behind footwear. Collating information from different disciplines, the book provides the tools to develop the next generation of footwear.

    The Human Foot
    Foot Structure and Anatomy, Ma Xiao, Yan Luximon, and Ameersing Luximon
    Foot Morphology, Inga Krauss and Marlene Mauch
    Foot Characteristics and Related Models, Shuping Xiong, Asanka S. Rodrigo, and Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
    Foot Posture Index and Its Implications for Footwear Selection, Anthony C. Redmond

    Scanning and Processing
    3D Shape Capture of Human Feet and Shoe Lasts, Carl G. Saunders and Jeffrey Chang
    3D Surface Scanning, Sudhakar Rajulu and Brian D. Corner
    Three-Dimensional Point Data Processing Techniques, Jianhui Zhao, Yihua Ding, and Ravindra S. Goonetilleke

    Footwear Design
    Capturing Footwear Needs for Delighting Customers, Emily Y L. Au and Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
    Shoe-Last Design and Development, Ameersing Luximon and Yan Luximon
    Computer-Aided Design of Footwear, Ajay foneja and Fan Sai Kit
    High-Heeled Shoes, Makiko Kouchi
    Footbed Design, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke and Thilina W. Weerasinghe
    Design of Insoles, T.M. Owings and G. Botek
    Design of Custom Shoe Lasts for Challenging Feet, Carl G. Saunders. Claudia Kieserling, and Johan Steenwyk
    Finite Element Analysis in Footwear Design, Philip Azariadis
    Footwear-The Forgotten Treatment-Clinical Role of Footwear, Helen Branthwaite, Nachiappan Chockalingam, and Aoife Healy

    Foot Pressure Measurements, Ewald M. Hennig
    Plantar Pressure Analysis, N.L.W Keijsers
    Virtual Shoe Test Bed, Sandra Alemany, Jose Olaso, Sergio Puigcerver, and Juan Carlos Gonzalez
    Measuring of the Motion Control Properties of Footwear: Assessment of Footwear and Foot Function Should Be Harmonized, Stephen R. Urry, Lloyd F. Reed, and William G. Gordon

    Footwear Effects
    Footwear Effects on Running Kinematics, Joseph Hamill, Allison H. Gruber, and Ross H. Miller
    Footwear Influences on Running Biomechanics, Gordon A. Valiant, Allison R. Medellin, Lorilynn Bloomer, and Sharna M. Clark-Donovan
    Effects of Footwear on Muscle Function, George S. Murley and Karl B. Landorf
    Postural Stability Measurement: Implications for Footwear Interventions, Anna Lucy Hatton and Keith Rome
    Footwear, Balance, and Falls in Older People, Jasmine C. Menant and Stephen R. Lord

    Activity-Specific Footwear
    Soccer Shoe Design and Its Influence on Player's Performance, Ewald M. Hennig and Katharina Althoff
    Footwear for Preventing Acute Sport-Related Ankle Ligamentous Sprain Injury, Daniel Tik-Pui Fong, Kai-Ming Chan, and Kam-Ming Mok
    Kinematics Analysis of Walking with Negative-Heeled Shoes in Treadmill, Youlian Hong and Jing Xian Li
    Athletic Footwear Research between Industry and Academia, Thorsten Sterzing, Wing Kai Lam, and Jason Tak-Man Cheung

    Mass Customization and Footwear, Chenjie Wang and Mitchell M. Tseng
    Strategic Capabilities to Implement Mass Customization for Athletic Footwear: The Example of miadidas, Frank Piller, Evalotte Lindgens, and Frank Steiner
    selve Model: Custom Shoes in the Twenty-First Century, Claudia Kieserling
    Footwear Customization for Manufacturing Sustainability, C.R. Boer and P. Pedrazzoli


    Ravindra Stephen Goonetilleke is a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon.

    "The integration of so many aspects of footwear design into a single volume is a challenge, but Goonetilleke has produced an extremely interesting book. … a valuable contribution … So, if this book were a pair of shoes would I buy them? I like their look, the material is great, and having tried them on for fit they're just about right."
    —Alex W. Stedmon, Human Systems Integration Applied Research Group, Faculty of Engineering & Computing, Coventry University, Coventry, UK in Ergonomics, 2013, Vol. 56, No. 11 , 1789-1791

    "… will fill the need of having a book to summarize what is happening in the footwear research field currently. … the only option to read and know what is happening out there in this field.
    —Channa P. Witana, PhD, Honeywell

    "… a nice addition to the reference library for footwear design. … has more breadth and is a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview including both historical practices and some of the latest technologies."
    —Dr. Kathleen M. Robinette, Oklahoma State University

    "… covers holistic information on footwear design from the scientific point of view. Topics are well organized and easy to understand for not only researchers but also designers."
    —Masaaki Mochimaru, Digital Human Research Center, AIST, Japan