Forefoot Running and Knee Pain

Forefoot Running and Knee Pain

A proper forefoot strike landing during running involves making initial ground-contact towards the outer-side of the forefoot, just under the 4th and 5th toes then the rest of the foot flattens down on the ground where the heel is the very last part of the foot to connect with the ground. This precise landing configuration results in a more controlled, stable and functional contact with the ground that is so brief that certain impact force variables are not fully produced which may help make your knees MUCH less vulnerable to the ravages of the road as compared with heel strike running. 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