BEST Running Shoes for Forefoot Runners

BEST Running Shoes for Forefoot Runners

One of the best running shoes for forefoot runners is the Sockwa X8 (left) and the Vibram KSO EVO (right) because they provide a wealth of sensory input critical to not only prompting a safe, secure and effective forefoot strike landing, but also provides the sensory stimulation required to directly strengthen the intrinsic foot muscles, which is a win-win in helping you get the results you need in making long-lasting improvements in foot health and motor control. More sensory input means more careful footfalls as well as stronger, more able feet!

When it comes to sustained foot and ankle strength for forefoot running, most of the growth in strength is going to come from the sensory input stimulating the bottom of the feet. This is why I really champion wearing barefoot-like shoes, like the Sockwa X8 or the Vibram KSO EVO because they give more sensory broadband than traditional running shoes. I think we are more convinced than ever that when the sensory nerves in the bottom of the feet participate more fully, the effects ripple across the lower leg, activating other motor nerve networks that not only directly stimulate greater muscle tone, but activate key withdrawal reflexes in the leg, helping mop-up mechanical inadequacies, giving you more top-notch mechanical efficiency during running.