Why Do Runners Heel Strike? Are Heeled Running Shoes to Blame?


  • In the movie "Thunderheart" Graham Greene tells Val Kilmer that he walks like a white man, heel to toe. Whatever the racial component it may be that running follows one's pattern of walking. Couple in the hyper-cushioning of the shoes and heel striking's a no-brainer.

    In any event thanks for educating beyond the no-braining!

  • How does a shoe significantly affect the foot in the SWING phase (i.e. when it is in the air)?
    I don't think it does.

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