Research has demonstrated that barefoot running increases ankle stability which may directly optimize load balancing on the knee and hip joints as compared with running in thickly cushioned running shoes. Read more here about how the heightened underfoot tactile sensory feedback while running barefoot helps prevent dangerous shifts in work and impact loads on the leg as compared with traditional running shoes.
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.