Heel Strike Running is Bad For Your Foot's Arch vs Forefoot Running

Heel Strike Running is Bad For Your Foot’s Arch vs Forefoot Running

12/02/2024 Bretta Riches 0

The hard impact from heel striking was found to overload the arch, resulting in forces acting on the arch that are stronger than the forces acting on the arch in forefoot running. At the same time, the burst in high impact that always occurs at heel strike forces the foot into extreme positions (hyper-pronation), resulting in more bending and twisting strain rippling onto the leg and into the knee! What’s worse, there’s little indication that shoe cushioning is a quick fix for this. The best course of action is to adopt a forefoot strike landing because it was also proven to make it easier for the arch to store more energy-saving elastic power, which is what the arch was designed for.

Minimalist Running Shoes vs Traditional

Are Minimalist Shoes Good for Your Feet?

26/06/2020 Bretta Riches 0

Minimalist running shoes prevent injury by encouraging mechanical engagements, such as increased arch mobility and compression, which makes the foot better at holding your stride mechanics more stable and prevents increases in impacts from spreading out onto the rest of the leg!

Overpronation Stability Running Shoes May Actually Damage the Feet

Why Do Running Shoes Cause Injuries?

19/08/2019 Bretta Riches 2

Stability running shoes actually cause injuries because there’s more scientific conclusiveness showing that these shoes either cause overpronation or restricts the natural pronatory movements of the foot in ways that pushes the kinetic chain up the leg away from the natural order. Conversely, running barefoot or in barefoot-like footwear is one of the best ways to get immediate improvements in pronation control.

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