Did people in the middle ages (before modern footwear) walk differently from us?

Walk like a medieval

This interesting video proposes that medieval people walked with different body mechanics, planting the toe first, rather than the heel first—or at least, softening the heel strike. A lot of this had to do with the lack of strong footwear and the absence of paved walking surfaces. Try it an you will see what the difference is.

SOURCE: Roland Warzecha via YouTube


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  1. Very educative. Thanks.

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