Forefoot Running May Prevent Impact-Related Injury as Compared with Heel Strike Running

Forefoot Running May Prevent Impact-Related Injury as Compared with Heel Strike Running

When it comes to preventing impact-related injuries, research shows that forefoot running has an impressive record of producing better results than heel strike running. For instance, forefoot running naturally projects only a very narrow set of impact forces on the body and it also helps shape safer mechanics, such as reduced stride length and increased cadence which are impact-protective variables linked to better outcomes in preventing impact-related injuries, such as long bone stress injuries. Read more here!

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

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.
Bretta Riches