Modern Footwear: Designers Take A Walk In Someone Else’s (Lack Of) Shoes

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Although most everyone we know wears shoes to run, it may be better to go barefoot. Barefoot running is more energy-efficient because the way most barefoot runners run gives them forward momentum. Barefoot runners’ feet usually hit the ground forefoot first directly under the centre of mass. Landing on the front of the foot first propels the body forward as if someone were pushing them from behind, as opposed to “heel striking”, where touching the ground heel first sends breaking forces back into the body instead of propelling you forward. Read full article here

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