Learn Forefoot Running

Learn Forefoot Running

We’ve seen the power of barefoot running play out on the world stage. For example, Haile Gebressalsie, the most decorated distance runner in history, grew up running barefoot, like most East African professional runners. Based on his signature running form as a professional runner who now runs in shoes, suggests he retained much of his barefoot running mechanics, which helps put in place essential mechanical pieces that are really centered around his impressive running economy as compared to runners who grew up habitually shod. Always remember that much of his winning biomechanics are very much tied to having ran barefoot for so many years.

Just to put the enormous value of barefoot running into broader context, if you really want to know how much of a strong influence barefoot running can have on being an effective partner in making your biomechanics more productive in a sustained capacity, look at the running form of most East African distance runners (most run forefooted)!