Proximal *vs* distal pads (paired *t*-test) | Males | Friction slides | *t*_{4}=–4.753 | *P*=0.009 | *t*_{4}=4.897 | *P*=0.008 |

| | Shear stress | *t*_{4}=–3.939 | *P*=0.017 | *t*_{4}=5.317 | *P*=0.006 |

| | Adhesion | *t*_{4}=–2.719 | *P*=0.053 | *t*_{4}=2.132 | *P*=0.100 |

| | Adhesive stress | *t*_{4}=–1.599 | *P*=0.185 | *t*_{4}=2.272 | *P*=0.086 |

| Females | Friction slides | *t*_{4}=0.283 | *P*=0.791 | *t*_{4}=8.746 | *P*<0.001 |

| | Shear stress | *t*_{4}=–2.400 | *P*=0.074 | *t*_{4}=7.385 | *P*=0.002 |

| | Adhesion | *t*_{4}=0.733 | *P*=0.504 | *t*_{4}=6.437 | *P*=0.003 |

| | Adhesive stress | *t*_{4}=–0.123 | *P*=0.908 | *t*_{4}=6.220 | *P*=0.003 |

Males *vs* females proximal pads (unpaired *t*-test) | | Friction slides | *t*_{8.0}=5.575 | *P*<0.001 | *t*_{7.9}=–1.542 | *P*=0.162 |

| | Shear stress | *t*_{6.5}=2.613 | *P*=0.037 | *t*_{7.3}=–4.470 | *P*=0.003 |

| | Adhesion | *t*_{8.0}=6.725 | *P*<0.001 | *t*_{5.6}=0.030 | *P*=0.977 |

| | Adhesive stress | *t*_{6.5}=4.131 | *P*=0.005 | *t*_{4.7}=–1.145 | *P*=0.307 |