Table 1

Summary of the publications found discussing the association between injury frequencies and sport shoes.22–25 64–68

AuthorYearShoe featureActivitySignificantComments
Cameron1973SwivelFootballYesIdea disappeared
Milgrom1992ComfortBasketballYesMilitary vs basketball shoe
Barret1993High vs low cutBasketballNo
Lambson1996Cleat positionSoccerYesACL injuries
Meeuwisse1998Shoe constructionBasketballYesFeet you wear vs rest
Curtis2008CushioningBasketballNoQuestionnaire (n=230)
Knapik2010Plantar shapeMilitaryNoBasic training (n=2676)
Goss2012Barefoot vs minimalistRunningYesSelf-reported (n=2157)
Theisen2014CushioningRunningNoDouble blind (n=247)
Ryan2014Neutral vs minimalistRunningYesNike Pegasus vs Nike Free (n=99)
  • The shoe feature column represents the shoe feature that varied between studied footwear conditions.

  • ACL, anterior cruciate ligament.