Spending more time running barefoot can drastically help improve the nervous systems proprioception which is the awareness of joint and limb position sense and the forces acting on them and also plays a big role in balance control and foot strike intensity. This in turn can help significantly improve your running stride mechanics such as avoiding high-impact landings because when you run barefoot, a part of the body’s proprioceptive system, the impact-avoidance reflex, is more strongly activated as compared with running in thickly cushioned running shoes.
Find out how certain types of footwear increases plantar pressure during running.
Research is beginning to reveal that certain types of running shoes cause an over pronating foot during running.
Differences in pronation of the foot in forefoot running and in heel strike running and find out how pronation in forefoot running may be more controlled.
If you’re not making enough progress in healing your shin injury with forefoot running, try widening your step-width when you run as it was found to produce measurable effects in significnatly reducing pain-inducing tibial (shin) compression and tension stress.
Find out how a high running cadence is better for the knee and hip, and improves performance.
Find out why forefoot runners naturally land on the lateral forefoot first and not under the big toe.