Demonstration of Perfect Runner’s Foot Strike

The reason why scientist claim running barefoot is better that running on shoes is the foot strike.In bare foot running you land on the front of your feet while running on shoes you land on your heel.

The following images shows the foot strike difference in bare foot running and running in shoes.

Image courtesy of Havard University

The landing on heels is the cause of repetitive stress injuries such as ankle injury, calf injury and Achilles tendinitis.

If you have been looking for the best foot strike or good foot strike to help in your running technique /style just study the above image.

2 thoughts on “Demonstration of Perfect Runner’s Foot Strike

  1. Elise Lowerison

    I just came across your health and fitness blog. Your article about running barefoot vs. running with shoes on was especially interesting. I especially liked your comments about the different foot strike performed when running with shoes on. I am adding you to my favorites. We’re in the same industry, the business of encouraging health and fitness. We market a product called The AbStand: http://www.theabstand.net. We would love for you and your readers to check out our ab workout product. Any feedback would be appreciated as well. Thanks!

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  2. Anne

    When I read about your post about the difference between running barefoot and running with shoes, I really got up and test if there is really difference between the two. Honestly, I never thought about it and I found that it is really true. I am also into running and I really experienced that sometimes my heels would get hurt. I just thought it was normal. So I guess I have to change the foot strike while running on my shoes.

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