Can Running Shoes Hurt Your Feet?

Can Running Shoes Hurt Your Feet?

They may look sporty, fast and comfortable, but most standard running shoes may hurt your feet by wearing down their functional strength in a way that contributes to low and fallen arches. The raw facts are the feet, especially the arches, won’t get stronger and more powerful on their own if they’re constantly locked in running shoes with motion control, stability constructs as such footwear profoundly diminishes the foot’s muscular activation and engagement, resulting in major reductions in arch height profile and strength over time. Read more here on help for fallen arches.

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