Fencing is with unique biomechanical features on foot. Lunge leg and support leg have difference movements and pressure distribution, requiring different design of shoe for lunge and support leg. Current footwear for fencing athletes is identical for both feet and they cannot fully support athletes’ movement. This project proposes to develop asymmetric footwear to match the requirements of fencing.
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