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Footwear and Foot Mechanics Research Study: Minimalist Footwear

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Our Researchers are interested in understanding how wearing minimalist shoes influences foot development. Participants will answer questions about their footwear and activity habits, then have their walking motion analyzed while wearing minimalist shoes, normal shoes, and no shoes.

Your Involvement will include:

  • 1 visit to the biomechanics lab on BYU campus (124 RB)
  • This visit will take approximately 70-90 minutes
  • You will be compensated $20 after completing the session
Additional Criteria needed before applying:

  • Individuals should have been wearing minimalist footwear for a minimum of 6 months prior to this study.
  • Individuals cannot be experiencing foot pain nor have a history of foot or ankle surgery.
  • Must be a healthy adult between the ages of 18-45.
  • No foot deformities including but not limited to: bunions, corns, and hammertoes. Additionally, individuals who limp or have any noticeable irregular gait are not permitted in the study.
For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Ridge at

To participate in this study, please contact us by using the link below.