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University of Utah

Walking on Balls of the Feet

Caption: A University of Utah student walks by placing the ball of his foot down first while the heel is somewhat elevated. Humans normally do not walk that way because it requires 53 percent more energy than walking heel-first, according to a new University of Utah study. Images like this were used during analysis of study results.

Credit: David Carrier, University of Utah.

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