If you’ve had stalled progress with forefoot running, you may be landing on the wrong part of your forefoot in that you may be landing under your big toe, rather than towards the outer-side of your forefoot (shown above). It turns out that making initial ground-contact under the 4th and 5th toes when running proved to be very effective for preventing dangerous rises in peak pressure and bending strain on the foot, and it naturally reinforces stronger ankle and balance control. Read more here on how and why the first part of your forefoot to strike the ground has big implications to injury in 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.