What is it about?
Too much or too little shoe-surface traction can influence player performance and injury risk. One common mechanism associated with injury in football is rotation on a planted foot coupled with high levels of rotational traction at the shoe-surface interface. In this paper we test different football cleats or outsole types on a national team training pitch to see how they 'release' from the playing surface over a season. Grass species and climate / weather are shown to influence shoe-surface traction.
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Why is it important?
We show how weather, grass species, and type of football cleats / studs affect rotational traction at the shoe-surface interface.
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This page is a summary of: Six different football shoes, one playing surface and the weather; Assessing variation in shoe-surface traction over one season of elite football, PLoS ONE, April 2019, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216364.
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