Barefoot running is more safe than running in cushioned running shoes. This is because research has shown that barefoot running immediately improves ankle stability which directly optimized workload balance on the leg as compared with thickly cushioned running shoes. In other words, barefoot running prevented dangerous shifts in mechanical and impact loading on the shins, knees and hips vs cushioned running shoes. Read more 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.