Walking and running are the most basic and also most common forms of human movement from one point to another. Walking and running are also one of the most complex everyday tasks in which the required muscles for movement also trigger torso stabilizers for upright posture during movement.
From a superficial point of view, the human body has a bilaterally symmetrical shape, but examined more precisely, we find noticeable differences that indicate human body asymmetry. This asymmetry of the human body is also mirrored in the form of movement, which externally appears symmetrical.
Analysis and measurement of the gait cycle has an extensive history, but with the emergence of instrumented treadmills and recording of movement kinematics, these studies have become more precise and simpler to execute.
The purpose of this thesis is the comparison of the reaction ground forces between barefoot and shoe running at different speeds, calculating indices of symmetry and asymmetry based on ground reaction forces and to show that shoes or running speed does not affect the side or size of symmetry or asymmetry between legs.