Barefoot Running May Prevent Impact Load Imbalances on the Body

Barefoot Running May Prevent Impact Load Imbalances on the Body

More evidence persuasively supports the certainty that barefoot running fits so nicely into the role of injury prevention in that aside from encouraging a significantly less impact-intensive foot strike (forefoot strike), running barefoot has proved effective in improving load balance, which is the distribution of work and impact loads across an area. Read more here about how barefoot running provides better protection against dangerous rises in impact loads as compared with thickly cushioned running shoes.

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