Why We Walk on Our Heels Instead of Our Toes

Press Release from the University of Arizona: Why We Walk on Our Heels Instead of Our Toes Walking heel-to-toe gives humans the mechanical advantage of longer “virtual limbs,” suggests UA researcher James Webber. When you think of walking humans as moving like an inverted pendulum, the pivot point for the pendulum essentially occurs beneath the ground.

Press Release from the University of Arizona: Why We Walk on Our Heels Instead of Our Toes Walking heel-to-toe gives humans the mechanical advantage of longer “virtual limbs,” suggests UA researcher James Webber. When you think of walking humans as moving like an inverted pendulum, the pivot point for the pendulum essentially occurs beneath the ground.

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Why We Walk on Our Heels Instead of Our Toes