Why Forefoot Running is Better for the Knees than Heel Strike Running

Why Forefoot Running is Better for the Knees than Heel Strike Running

Multiple lines of research indicates that landing with a forefoot strike during running instantly mobilizes 2 key mechanical outputs (increased knee flexion and ankle plantarflexion) which were found to have a large effect on reducing the patellofemoral kinetics that cause runner’s knee. Read more here!

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