Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Dr. Kay Thigpen

Second Advisor

Dr. Wayne Stuberg

Third Advisor

Dr. Daniel Blanke


The purpose of this study was to kinematically describe the movements of the lower extremities in running with running shoes and running barefoot. Another purpose of this study was to identify and compare the anatomical and mechanical adaptations that occur. Seven college age females, members of the University of Nebraska at Omaha cross-country team, and one local competitive long-distance female runner 27 yrs old, were subjects of this study. All subjects were free of any physical disability that could have caused an impaired performance.


A Thesis Presented to the School of HPER and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1991, Nicholas Stergiou