The mid-foot strike
Like I mentioned before, the mid-foot strike is the one that seems to be most popular nowadays. Unlike the “archaic” heel strike, the mid-foot strike is when you hit the ground near the ball of your foot.
Experts say that the midfoot strikes helps you land at your body’s center of gravity, improving your balance and efficiency. It’s also been said that this technique is the one that produces the least amount of running injuries, because it takes a lot of the impact away that normally would travel up to your legs.
The mid-foot strike is slower than the toe strike, but faster than the heel strike.