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Table 3 Mean military footwear comfort ratings

From: Relationship of footwear comfort, selected size, and lower leg overuse injuries among infantry soldiers

  Males (n = 213) Females (n = 14) P-valuec
  With prior OIa (n = 92) Non-injured (n = 121) With prior OIa (n = 5) Non-injured (n = 9)  
Overall comfort 6.3 (1.8) b 6.7 (1.7) 5.6 (2.1) 6.1 (2.2) 0.16
Forefoot cushioning 6.0 (1.9) 6.4 (1.8) 5.6 (1.7) 5.7 (2.0) 0.12
Arch cushioning 6.1 (1.8) 6.2 (2.0) 5.6 (1.8) 6.1 (1.7) 0.67
Heel cushioning 6.2 (1.8) 6.2 (2.0) 5.6 (1.3) 5.2 (2.0) 0.84
Arch support 6.0 (1.9) 6.4 (1.9) 6.0 (1.7) 5.7 (1.9) 0.19
Heel support 6.2 (1.9) 6.7 (1.8) 5.8 (1.6) 6.0 (2.4) 0.05
  1. aOI – overuse injury; b Standard deviations are given in brackets; c One-way ANOVA test results comparing injured and non-injured groups