Analysis of Domestic and International Biomechanics Research Trends in Shoes: Focusing on Research Published in 2015-2019

신발 분야 국내외 운동역학 연구동향 분석: 2015-2019년에 발간된 연구를 중심으로

  • Back, Heeyoung (Division of Kinesiology & Sports Studies, College of Science and Industry Convergence, Ehwa Womans University) ;
  • Yi, Kyungock (Division of Kinesiology & Sports Studies, College of Science and Industry Convergence, Ehwa Womans University) ;
  • Lee, Jusung (Department of sport science, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Kim, Jieung (Department of Physical Education, Sangmyung University) ;
  • Moon, Jeheon (Department of Sport Science, Korea Institute of Sport Science)
  • Received : 2020.03.24
  • Accepted : 2020.06.11
  • Published : 2020.06.30


Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify recent domestic and international research trends regarding shoes carried out in biomechanics field and to suggest the direction of shoe research later. Method: To achieve this goal of research, the Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, Korea Education and Research Information Service and Korean Citation Index were searched to identify trends in 64 domestic and international research. Also, classified into the interaction of the human body, usability evaluation of functional shoes, smart shoe development research, and suggested the following are the suggestions for future research directions. Conclusion: A study for the coordination of muscle activity, control of motion and prevention of injury should be sought by developing shoes of eco-friendly materials, and scientific evidence such as physical aspects, materials, floor shapes and friction should be supported. Second, a study on elite athletes in various sports is needed based on functional shoes using new materials to improve their performance along with cooperation in muscle activities and prevention of injury. Third, various information and energy production are possible in real time through human behavioral information, and the application of Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology through shoe-sensor-human interaction should be explored.