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3 Types of Foot Strikes

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Which type of runner are you? Don't know? Don't fret! We partnered with New Balance to break down foot strikes.

If you're a runner and you're not familiar with the concept of foot striking — how your foot lands on the ground when you run — you should invest the time to change that. Understanding your form can help you prevent ostensible foot pain and injuries, which include strained muscles, runner's knee, and even shin splints. Below, we'll outline the three types of foot strikes so you can identify which kind you are and hopefully buy the correct footwear for your needs.