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Published: Kem. Ind. 66 (9-10) (2017) 525−530
Paper reference number: KUI-24/2017
Paper type: Professional paper
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Effects of Running Shoes with Abrasion Resistant Rubber Sole on the Exercise Capacity of the Human Body

B. Wang


With the development of industrialization, rubber has been gradually used in the manufacture of sports equipment for its favourable properties. This study involved the addition of C5 petroleum resin into brominated isobutylene-isoprene rubber (BIIR) and butadiene rubber (BR) while manufacturing the sole of running shoes. The effects of running shoes with abrasion resistant rubber sole on the exercise capacity of the human body were investigated by analysing the skid resistance and abrasion resistance of the running shoes, and conducting biomechanical study on naked feet and feet wearing the shoes. The results demonstrated that the rubber sole had favourable slip resistance property and mechanical properties such as stretching, abrasion resistance, and hardness. Compared to naked feet, the peak pressure intensity of the whole step of feet wearing the newly developed shoes, was significantly lower than that of feet wearing ordinary shoes. In the future, rubber can bring more comfortable experience because of its favourable properties.

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rubber shoes, performance analysis of rubber sole, biomechanics