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Table 5 Simple gait retraining queues suggested for a minimal footwear transition

From: Transitioning to Minimal Footwear: a Systematic Review of Methods and Future Clinical Recommendations

Gait retraining change Visual/feedback queue Evidence for effect
Adopt a non-rearfoot strike patterna “Imagine you are running on sharp, hot stones” [6, 15, 66, 70, 72]
Increase stride frequency (10%) Use of a metronome [57, 73, 74]
Land more quietly “Imagine running whilst sneaking up on someone” [67]
  1. aNote that adopting a non-rearfoot strike can increase ankle work [99,100,101]