Forefoot Running May Prevent Achilles Heel Tendonitis vs Heel Strike Running

Forefoot Running May Prevent Achilles Heel Tendonitis vs Heel Strike Running

Forefoot running, especially when barefoot or in minimalist shoes, may be more protective on the Achilles tendon than heel strike running because forefoot striking results in a contact with the ground that is so brief that certain impact force variables and irregular movement patterns of the heel are not fully produced. 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