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Table 4 Military footwear sizing preferences

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

  Total (n = 66) Subjects with prior OIa (n = 32) Non-injured subjects (n = 34) P valueb
Self-selected EUd shoe size, (SDc) 43 (1.5) 43.5 (1.6) 43 (1.4) 0.04
Measured EU shoe size, (SD) 43.6 (1.6) 43.9 (1.6) 43.4 (1.5) < 0.01
Suitable shoe size usage, % (n) 42.4 (n = 28) 37.5 (n = 12) 47.1 (n = 16) 0.16
Inappropriate shoe size usage, % (n) 57.6 (n = 38) 62.5 (n = 20) 52.9 (n = 18)
  1. aOI – overuse injury. bChi-square test results; significant results are marked in bold. cStandard deviation (SD) is given in brackets
  2. dEU – European shoe size