The footstrike is categorized in three categories:

  • heel,
  • midfoot, and
  • forefoot strike.  

Most recreational runners are heelstrikers. Running speed, surface, footwear and fatigue level also affect to the variance of the footstrike.  The footstrike information helps to identify the load impacts to the body and ankle, evaluate the level of active elastic coil (running economy), and help to choose the right running shoes with the right level of cushioning.