On the minimalistic spectrum of running shoes, the Sockwa X8 falls on the most thinnest, most barefoot-feeling end. The expansive, adaptable structure of the X8, especially the outsole, is in sync with the barefoot condition because the shoe provides an abundance of sensory input that offers support in helping you get the proper forefoot strike running mechanics more in order!
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.