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Just starting Forefoot strike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Falso Feb 13. 5 Replies

Hey all - so ... inspired by the books of Chris McDougal and Eric (and Scott Jurek) I am ready to begin trying a forefoot strike.  My question is footwear.  It probably doesn't make sense to try it…Continue

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Mar 21
Rich Falso replied to Rich Falso's discussion Just starting Forefoot strike
"Thanks a lot Eric!"
Feb 13
Eric Orton replied to Rich Falso's discussion Just starting Forefoot strike
"This sounds great. I would definitely follow the build up plan in the book to help and as you are transitioning maybe reduce your long runs while you work on form. You do not want to revert back to heel striking - but you do want to always allow the…"
Feb 13
Rich Falso replied to Rich Falso's discussion Just starting Forefoot strike
"So I settled on a pair of Sauconys with a 4 mm drop.  Decided I didn't want to try zero out of the gate.  Went for first 1/2 run / walk to day and then a 1/4 barefoot in the grass.  Felt okay but I think I had it down (I watched…"
Feb 10
Rich Falso replied to Rich Falso's discussion Just starting Forefoot strike
"Thanks Eric!  I will check them out."
Jan 28
Eric Orton replied to Rich Falso's discussion Just starting Forefoot strike
"Hey Rich - good to hear! I would definitely get an Altra that is road specific, versus their trail shoes.  I like the Altra ONE or Escalente. The others have a little too high of a profile for me. You might also be able to find some Inov8 road…"
Jan 28
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Just starting Forefoot strike

Hey all - so ... inspired by the books of Chris McDougal and Eric (and Scott Jurek) I am ready to begin trying a forefoot strike.  My question is footwear.  It probably doesn't make sense to try it in my current Asics GT2000 I assume.  Am I okay buying any pair of Altras at this point?  Found a pair on Amazon for less than 70 just not sure if the style really matters all that much.   I will run on roads most of the time if it matters.See More
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