Striking First with Heel vs. Toe, Many Runners Disagree with New Study

Switching from a rear foot run to a front foot run has been the trend over the last few years. That’s among runners hoping to save energy and see faster race times. But the results of a new UMASS Amherst  study of almost 40 rear and front foot runners suggests the front foot pattern doesn’t save energy and that there’s no reason to switch.