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Table 2 Baseline footwear characteristics

From: Effects of a footwear intervention on foot pain and disability in people with gout: a randomised controlled trial

Variable Footwear intervention group (n = 47) Control group (n = 47)
Footwear type, n (%)
Good 23 (51%) 23 (51%)
 Athletic 5 11
 Oxford 10 5
 Therapeutic 2 0
 Walking 6 7
Moderate 3 (7%) 2 (4%)
 Boot 3 2
Poor 19 (42%) 20 (44%)
 Sandal 8 4
 Moccasin 4 7
 Flip-flop 4 4
 Slipper 2 4
 Court 1 0
 Mule 0 1
Footwear age, n (%)
 < 6 months 8 (18%) 12 (27%)
 6–12 months 5 (11%) 9 (20%)
 > 12 months 31 (70%) 24 (53%)
Upper wear, n (%)
 Neutral 34 (77%) 26 (58%)
 Medial 9 (20%) 17 (38%)
 Lateral 1 (2%) 2 (4%)
Midsole wear, n (%)
 Neutral 38 (86%) 31 (69%)
 Medial 9 (20%) 9 (20%)
 Lateral 1 (2%) 5 (11%)
Outsole wear, n (%)
 None 2 (4%) 7 (16%)
 Partly worn 35 (78%) 29 (64%)
 Fully worn 8 (18%) 9 (20%)
Outsole wear pattern, n (%)
 None 1 (2%) 6 (13%)
 Normal 17 (38%) 19 (42%)
 Medial 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 Lateral 27 (60%) 20 (44%)