Benefits of Minimalist Running Shoes

The benefits of minimalist running shoes outweigh the benefits of traditional running shoes in that minimalist shoes are known for fixing heel pain, shin pain, knee pain and back pain. Why? Because these shoes are zero drop, barefoot-like and are designed to facilitate a forefoot strike landing during running.

Benefits of Minimalist Running Shoes

Benefits of Minimalist Running Shoes

Because minimalist running shoes lack supportive elements, the range of motion in your feet will improve which will boost your gait efficiency also.

Bad Balance – Prevents age-related biomechanical impairments

Injury – linked to lower rates of running injury.

Chronic Injuries – Reduces impact variables associated with chronic injuries.

Stronger Feet – Improves dynamic foot and ankle strength for forefoot running.

Arch Height – Got flat feet? Minimalist running shoes helps strengthen the soft tissues that control the lowering and rising of the arch.

No More Tired Muscles – Reduces muscle overuse syndrome.

Knee Pain – Eliminates runners knee for good!

More information on minimalist running shoes:

What is Minimalist Running and How It Makes You Run Better

Minimalist Running Shoes To Avoid

Why Runners Go Minimal and Stay Minimal

Importance of Going Sockless in Your Minimalist Shoe

The Purpose of the ‘Toe Shoes’ in Running

More Cushioning Means More Trouble

Why Go Pure Instead of Partial Minimalist?

What Footwear Companies Don’t Want You to Know About Running

To find the best minimalist running shoe for you, check out my minimalist shoe reviews



More From Run Forefoot:

Run Barefoot – Learn how running barefoot improves foot function and promotes proper loading throughout the foot to make foot-ground interactions safer as compared with running in cushioned running shoes.

Why Run Forefoot? Here you will find all the benefits linked to forefoot running.

Don’t Heel Strike – Reviewing the underlying causes of how heel strike running causes injury.

Learn Forefoot Running – Tips and advice on how to run forefoot properly and without injury.

Stretching – Should you stretch before you run? Research says NO.

Top Rated Minimalist Shoes for Forefoot Running:

Men’s Telsa Trail Running Shoe

Men’s Vivobarefoot Evo Pure Road Running Shoe

Women’s Vibram FiveFingers SeeYa LS Running Shoe

Women’s Vibram FiveFingers Alitza 

Bretta Riches

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

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