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1540 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 21, 2011 12:15 AM by whasianbilly
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May 20, 2011 10:12 AM

Is it possible to get a decent forefoot strike in a standard shoe?

I am planning on purchasing a pair of minimalist shoes in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, I'm trying to retrain myself to run with a forefoot strike instead of a heel strike.  Is this difficult to do in a standard running shoe?  I feel kind of goofy trying to switch my gait and wonder if it's not just me, but also my shoes!

 

Thanks!

April





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