Shoes change the way you run
Shod runners use long strides
& land on their heel
This causes an unfelt
shock-wave up their leg
and land on their forefoot.
not the padding in their heels.
way nature intended.
What changes with shoes?
To understand the difference shoes make,
you need to understand the different human gaits.
Here they’ve been simplified into Gears:
When to change gear?
before it becomes painful on your heels, from the increased speed.
What happens if something blocks
the heel of a running shoe?
and now you’re smashing 2x+ body-weights
through your heels, only you can’t feel it.
So what’s the catch?
So you must take it very slowly, which is harder than it sounds; it feels so good it’s easy to over-do it.