How to Run Properly with a Forefoot Strike

How to Run Properly with a Forefoot Strike

If you’ve had stalled progress with forefoot running, you may be making initial ground-contact incorrectly on your forefoot such that you may be landing big-toe-first, instead of on the outer-side of the forefoot. It turns out that making initial ground-contact under the 5th toe proved to be effective for preventing dangerous rises in foot pressure and bending strain and naturally reinforces stronger ankle and balance control during running. Read more here on how and why the first part of your forefoot to strike the ground has big implications to injury in running.

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