Being barefoot is the best portal for accelerated foot strength because the dramatic increases in underfoot nerve activity when barefoot is harnessed to do work on the muscles in the foot which is a key intervening variable that produces positive changes in foot muscle volume and functional strength. Read more here about barefoot vs shoes.
BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.