Table 3. Analysis within just rearfoot strikes. Paired t-test between footwear types of ankle angles (in degrees) and relative step length within one foot strike styles.
Plantarflexion angle at foot strike (SD) Mean/Mean T P< Plantarflexion angle at toe-off (SD) Mean/Mean T P< Relative step length Mean/Mean (SD) T P<
Barefoot>Standard
N = 19 (7.63)
-1.08/5.41 3.71
.00
Barefoot>Minimalist
N = 18 (4.74)
-33.53/-30.98 2.28
.04
Standard>Barefoot
N = 19
2.11/2.00 (.09)
5.69
.000
Minimalist>Standard
N = 18 (9.94)
-.31/5.79 2.60
.02
Barefoot>Standard
N = 19 (6.39)
-33.63/-28.21 3.69
.00
Standard>Minimalist
N = 18
2.12/1.98 (.16)
3.88
.000
Barefoot>Personal
N = 19 (6.84)
-1.08/3.21 2.73
.01
Minimalist>Standard
N = 18 (6.38)
-30.98/-27.77 2.14
.05
Personal>Barefoot
N = 19
2.07/2.00 (.09)
3.45
.000
Barefoot>Personal
N = 19 (6.86)
-33.63/-29.25 2.78
.01
Personal>Minimalist
N = 18
2.08/1.98 (.13)
3.30
.000
Standard>Personal
N = 22
2.09/2.05 (.06)
3.39
.000
SD: Standard Deviation of Differences. N is the number of subjects that exhibited the foot strike type in both conditions being analyzed. A summary of the pattern of degree of plantarflexion across footwear is provided at the bottom of each set of comparisons.