Do the Vibram Five Fingers work for running when it comes to preventing injuries, such as runners knee or lower back pain? In the Vibram Five Finger barefoot running shoes, it’s not just your running form that improves, but progress in many other places, like rapid improvements in foot functional strength, balance control as well as dramatic improvements in body awareness which will have a pronounced effect on reducing pavement-pounding when you run by helping you better enforce a forefoot strike, not a heel strike landing. Read more here about the important role minimalist shoes play in preventing common running-related injuries such as runner’s knee and lower back pain.
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.
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