chapter  22
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Three-Dimensional Foot Imaging: Axial Alignment Theory in Footwear Design, Fit, and Function

From the earliest times, mankind crafted foot coverings of hide, skins, wood, bark, and reeds to cover the feet. From these rough, irregular shoes, to modern developments in technology and ergonomic footwear design, mankind continues to search for the ideal shoe-a shoe offering comfort and ™t, supporting the foot in weight bearing, locomotion, and support (Hawes and Sovak 1994; Rossi 2003).