What Does a Forefoot Strike Look Like? (It's Not a Toe Strike!)

Forefoot Running is NOT Toe Strike Running

18/10/2022 Bretta Riches 0

Forefoot running all too often gets misconceived as toe strike running. Forefoot running and toe strike running are two different styles of running. Toe strike running involves landing too high up on the toes without letting the heel drop to the ground after landing, and is a major source of foot and shin injuries whereas forefoot running is not because its a much flatter strike angle, landing on the balls of the foot followed by the heel lowering down to the ground. In this way, impact pressure was found to spread best in a forefoot strike landing as compared with both toe striking and heel strike running.