Is Barefoot Running Healthier for Your Feet?

Is Barefoot Running Healthier for Your Feet?

11/08/2022 Bretta Riches 0

Barefoot running is healthier for the feet because it not only makes the foot’s muscles, soft tissues, nerves and blood vessels stronger, barefoot running also engages a forefoot strike and higher cadence which prevents abnormal foot motions and postures, like over-pronation.

Cushioned Running Shoes May Cause Over Pronated Feet

Cushioned Running Shoes Cause Injuries by Forcing the Feet Into Extreme Positions

16/08/2019 Bretta Riches 0

Thick cushioned running shoes with stability support increases the risk of injury by forcing the feet into extreme positions which causes the ankles to work harder in holding the foot more steady. This increased mechanical work at the ankles also spills over onto multiple sites of the leg, like the shins and knees, and is a net contributor to ankle sprains, shin splints and runner’s knee.

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