Running in minimalist running shoes or sandals, as shown above, may decrease your chances of injury because you’re more likely to have better mechanical stability since there’s no mechanical interference at the foot. There may also be less mechanical impact and strain on the leg which is resulted directly from the increased arch mobility and compression which help prevent increases in impact from spread out up the leg. 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.