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There remains a significant research deficit concerning the spatial distribution of RACs on outsoles, of which existing published work cannot clarify. In response to this fundamental need for study, the aim of this project is to perform a detailed assessment of RAC distributions as a function of outsole contact area and tread design, using the largest currently available database of 72,306 acquired features collected from 1,300 outsoles.