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Landing on your heel will INCREASE forces across your foot 

Are you still one of those runners who lands on your heel while wearing thick cushioned heel running shoes? You may want to focus on your strike patterns and gait instead of your shoes. Landing on your heel as opposed to striking with your midfoot not only produces more abnormal forces across your foot, it encourages and unnatural gait which can increase the likelihood of overuse injury.  

The rear foot strike position provided the highest total forces across the foot while the pressures displayed in subjects with a non-rearfoot strike pattern (NRFSP) was more similar between each of the metatarsals.

Foot (Edinb). 2015 Jun;25(2):89-96. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2015.02.001. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

Source: Plantar loading and foot-strike pattern changes with speed during barefoot running in those with a natural rearfoot strike pattern while shod. – PubMed – NCBI

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