Not all running shoes are bad for you! Just the tight, narrow kind! The tight, restrictive fit of narrow running shoes significantly limits the functional engagements of the toes and may also impair the functional movements of the small joints in the front of the foot. This may overload the forefoot with peak pressure and may also push the lower extremity kinetic chain out of a safer range during running as compared with minimalist running shoes. Read more here!
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.