Aside from making you more balanced and light on your feet, you’re at your mechanical best when you’re forefoot running but when barefoot because it encourages a more precise forefoot strike landing that’s also springy, but it also increases your access to better over-pronation control! Read more here about how forefoot running is linked to safer foot pronation and why heel strike running increases the risk of foot overpronation.
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.