Unfortunately, forefoot running gets misconceived as toe strike running which is dangerous because toe strike running is enormously straining on the forefoot and lower leg. Forefoot running and toe strike running are two different styles of running. Toe strike running involves landing high up on the toes without letting the heel drop down to the ground. Forefoot running is actually a much flatter foot placement at landing where initial ground-contact is made on the balls of the foot, not the toes, followed by the heel lowering down to the ground, and was found to allow impact pressure to spread best over the foot! Read more here!
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.
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