Project Aims:
  • Evaluate the morphology of the feet of underground coal mine workers (Study 1);
  • Determine the effects of safety footwear on foot function in underground coal mine workers (Study 2); and
  • Investigate whether semi-customised safety footwear, which cater for the unique structural and functional characteristics of the feet of underground coal mine workers, improve shoe fit and are perceived as comfortable (Study 3 & 4).