Does soccer cleat design influence the rotational interaction with the playing surface?

Fabio Galbusera, Davide Zai Tornese, Federica Anasetti, Simone Bersini, Piero Volpi, Luigi La Barbera, Tomaso Villa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Non-contact injuries in soccer players may be related to the interplay between cleat type and playing surface, and bladed shoes were often blamed for non-contact injuries with no research support. The aim of this study was to compare the rotational resistance (stiffness and peak sustainable torque) among three types of soccer cleats (metal studs, molded rubber studs, and bladed) in a controlled laboratory environment. The shoes were tested on both natural and artificial turfs under a compressive preload of 1000 N and with internal and external rotations. The three shoe models showed comparable performances with a good repeatability for each individual test on both playing surfaces. A less stiff behavior was observed for the natural turf. A tendency toward highest peak torque was observed in the studded model on natural surface. The bladed cleats provided peak torque and rotational stiffness comparable to the other models. Studded and bladed cleats did not significantly differ in their interaction with the playing surface. Therefore, soccer shoes with bladed cleats should not be banned in the context of presumed higher risk for non-contact injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-301
Number of pages9
JournalSports Biomechanics
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Fingerprint

Soccer
Shoes
Torque
Wounds and Injuries
Controlled Environment
Rubber
Metals

Keywords

  • bladed
  • non-contact injuries
  • Shoes
  • studded
  • turf

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cite this

Does soccer cleat design influence the rotational interaction with the playing surface? / Galbusera, Fabio; Tornese, Davide Zai; Anasetti, Federica; Bersini, Simone; Volpi, Piero; Barbera, Luigi La; Villa, Tomaso.

In: Sports Biomechanics, Vol. 12, No. 3, 09.2013, p. 293-301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Galbusera, Fabio ; Tornese, Davide Zai ; Anasetti, Federica ; Bersini, Simone ; Volpi, Piero ; Barbera, Luigi La ; Villa, Tomaso. / Does soccer cleat design influence the rotational interaction with the playing surface?. In: Sports Biomechanics. 2013 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 293-301.
@article{c6ac866456444caea321e14c7b90f54e,
title = "Does soccer cleat design influence the rotational interaction with the playing surface?",
abstract = "Non-contact injuries in soccer players may be related to the interplay between cleat type and playing surface, and bladed shoes were often blamed for non-contact injuries with no research support. The aim of this study was to compare the rotational resistance (stiffness and peak sustainable torque) among three types of soccer cleats (metal studs, molded rubber studs, and bladed) in a controlled laboratory environment. The shoes were tested on both natural and artificial turfs under a compressive preload of 1000 N and with internal and external rotations. The three shoe models showed comparable performances with a good repeatability for each individual test on both playing surfaces. A less stiff behavior was observed for the natural turf. A tendency toward highest peak torque was observed in the studded model on natural surface. The bladed cleats provided peak torque and rotational stiffness comparable to the other models. Studded and bladed cleats did not significantly differ in their interaction with the playing surface. Therefore, soccer shoes with bladed cleats should not be banned in the context of presumed higher risk for non-contact injuries.",
keywords = "bladed, non-contact injuries, Shoes, studded, turf",
author = "Fabio Galbusera and Tornese, {Davide Zai} and Federica Anasetti and Simone Bersini and Piero Volpi and Barbera, {Luigi La} and Tomaso Villa",
year = "2013",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1080/14763141.2013.769277",
language = "English",
volume = "12",
pages = "293--301",
journal = "Sports Biomechanics",
issn = "1476-3141",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Does soccer cleat design influence the rotational interaction with the playing surface?

AU - Galbusera, Fabio

AU - Tornese, Davide Zai

AU - Anasetti, Federica

AU - Bersini, Simone

AU - Volpi, Piero

AU - Barbera, Luigi La

AU - Villa, Tomaso

PY - 2013/9

Y1 - 2013/9

N2 - Non-contact injuries in soccer players may be related to the interplay between cleat type and playing surface, and bladed shoes were often blamed for non-contact injuries with no research support. The aim of this study was to compare the rotational resistance (stiffness and peak sustainable torque) among three types of soccer cleats (metal studs, molded rubber studs, and bladed) in a controlled laboratory environment. The shoes were tested on both natural and artificial turfs under a compressive preload of 1000 N and with internal and external rotations. The three shoe models showed comparable performances with a good repeatability for each individual test on both playing surfaces. A less stiff behavior was observed for the natural turf. A tendency toward highest peak torque was observed in the studded model on natural surface. The bladed cleats provided peak torque and rotational stiffness comparable to the other models. Studded and bladed cleats did not significantly differ in their interaction with the playing surface. Therefore, soccer shoes with bladed cleats should not be banned in the context of presumed higher risk for non-contact injuries.

AB - Non-contact injuries in soccer players may be related to the interplay between cleat type and playing surface, and bladed shoes were often blamed for non-contact injuries with no research support. The aim of this study was to compare the rotational resistance (stiffness and peak sustainable torque) among three types of soccer cleats (metal studs, molded rubber studs, and bladed) in a controlled laboratory environment. The shoes were tested on both natural and artificial turfs under a compressive preload of 1000 N and with internal and external rotations. The three shoe models showed comparable performances with a good repeatability for each individual test on both playing surfaces. A less stiff behavior was observed for the natural turf. A tendency toward highest peak torque was observed in the studded model on natural surface. The bladed cleats provided peak torque and rotational stiffness comparable to the other models. Studded and bladed cleats did not significantly differ in their interaction with the playing surface. Therefore, soccer shoes with bladed cleats should not be banned in the context of presumed higher risk for non-contact injuries.

KW - bladed

KW - non-contact injuries

KW - Shoes

KW - studded

KW - turf

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84884502545&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84884502545&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/14763141.2013.769277

DO - 10.1080/14763141.2013.769277

M3 - Article

C2 - 24245054

AN - SCOPUS:84884502545

VL - 12

SP - 293

EP - 301

JO - Sports Biomechanics

JF - Sports Biomechanics

SN - 1476-3141

IS - 3

ER -