To date, no scientific data exists to suggest that a runner should strike with their heel while landing. Why do more than 75% of runner’s land on their heel during foot strike while running? We’re not sure, but here’s a video demonstrating some of the ads that shoe companies were running over the past 30 years advocating a heel strike. They had no scientific bases for these ads. They were never sued. Our world of runners were forever changed.
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.