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Table 5 Military footwear comfort rating comparison among study subjects

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

  Subjects wearing inappropriate shoe sizes (n = 38) Subjects wearing suitable shoe sizes (n = 28) χ2(1) P value
  With prior OI (n = 20) Non-injured (n = 18) With prior OI (n = 12) Non-injured (n = 16)
Overall comfort 6.69 (1.22) 6.91 (1.11) 7.29 (1.04) 7.28 (1.33) 5.23 0.02
Forefoot cushioning 6.24 (1.57) 6.18 (1.78) 7.00 (0.98) 6.59 (1.72) 4.17 0.04
Arch cushioning 6.24 (1.57) 6.15 (1.79) 6.88 (1.36) 6.53 (2.00) 3.61 0.06
Heel cushioning 6.29 (1.38) 6.26 (1.52) 6.92 (1.38) 6.66 (1.66) 5.06 0.03
Arch support 5.90 (1.79) 6.15 (1.74) 6.75 (1.59) 6.63 (1.88) 4.38 0.04
Heel support 6.38 (1.61) 6.47 (1.58) 7.58 (1.02) 7.19 (1.18) 11.07 < 0.01
  1. OI – overuse injury. Kruskal Wallis test results; standard deviation is given in brackets. Significant results are marked in bold