One size does not fit all

Run time: Thursday 7 September 10.30 – 17.00, Friday 8 September 10.30 – 17.00

We all know the importance of appropriate footwear when participating in physical activity, but did you know the importance of ensuring footwear is specific to different groups in the population? For instance, women’s feet tend to be shaped like a triangle, while men’s are more like a rectangle. Our feet also tend to get wider as we get older! 
Jo Reeves and Sharon Dixon at the University of Exeter are working with industry partners on a project called MISFIT, aiming to keep women active throughout their lifespan. By working to understand differences in foot shape as well as the forces spread across our feet when we play sport, their work can help companies like partner Ida Sports to develop safe and comfortable footwear. 
Come try out the equipment and see a 3D scan of your feet!

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7 September 2023 - 10:30
Forum Street, University of Exeter Streatham Campus

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