If your forefoot running learning progress has been slow, you may want to consider running barefoot on pavement rather than softer surfaces. A lot of final conclusions in many studies have one common theme: running barefoot on harder surfaces can help you make more rapid progress in learning a forefoot running technique that’s impact protective and energy efficient as running barefoot is also on record for driving the growth of stronger, taller arches that are more spring-enabled and can store more elastic strain energy more easily. Read more about the benefits of running barefoot on pavement 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.