Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_422

Feathering is a feature which occurs on the outsole as a result of an abrasive wear and has some resemblance to the ridge characteristics and bifurcations of fingerprint patterns. It is the result of frictional abrasive forces applied to the outsole surface such as when scuffing or dragging the shoe. This feature is also known as a Schallamach pattern.

 Footwear Recognition

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