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The technique is known as the "forefoot strike". I encourage you to look at this Harvard study on the subject. The premise is that it is the natural running technique for all cultures who predate Nike. Indigenous peoples who run barefoot or in sandals typically use this technique, and it is believed that we have run that way since we left the trees. The ...


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I would definitely not recommend landing on your "toes" specifically. When running with what people are calling "barefoot" form, you want to land on the ball of your foot or slightly back from there on the midfoot and allow your foot structure and calf muscles to absorb the impact so that when your heel touches the ground it's not really making an impact ...


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Yes, people use this shoe: http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2013/06/11/review-hoka-one-ones-stinson-trail-shoes-look-like-clown-shoes-but-laugh-at-punishing-terrain/ Sara Davidson ran the Laurel Highlands 70-miler in them. In total, she has run about 400 miles in them and they're starting to need replacement. So, they didn't make it to the 800 miles ...


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I have always been told I walk on my toes, and when I started running, at the same time, I had been doing a lot of stair climbing (I started doing stair climb races (CN Tower, Empire State Building, Rockfeller Center) and spun running off that idea) and that got me used to toe running as well. You will find it takes a lot of calf strength and lots of time ...



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