I used to have a horrible running style. I'd land heavy on my heal with each step, jarring my whole body. By age 12, I had bad knee problems and had to quit jogging.
Susanah Baker writes:
For those of you who have been following the barefoot and minimalist shoes debate, the recently published research by theHarvard ‘barefoot’ team led by Daniel Lieberman adds weight to the argument that what matters most in preventing injury is how you are running rather than what if anything you are wearing on your feet.