- The forefoot landing is not in and of itself "good technique". It is the natural result of good technique. A runner can land on his or her forefoot and still have bad technique, but he (or she) cannot have good technique if he is landing on his heels.
- If a runner is not naturally landing on his (or her) forefoot, and must "force" it to happen, then he is doing something wrong.
- Overemphasizing the forefoot landing will result in injury. The forefoot should not be pointed into the ground at a steep angle, the foot should be almost flat when it lands. However the ball of the foot should always touch the ground first.
- A shorter stride length is not in and of itself "good technique". Like the forefoot landing, it is the natural result of good technique.
- If a runner artificially change the length of his or her stride, he (or she) may still be running with bad technique, just with shorter strides.
- You can't just change your shoes, or take them off, and expect that your technique will magically transform. Doing so, will only work for a very small number of people. Most people will need some coaching to improve their technique.
- You don't need modern running shoes to run. People have been running fine for 2 million years without them. The modern running shoe was invented in the 1970's. If we needed the modern running shoe to run, we would probably be extinct by now.
- Bad technique is largely the result of growing up in a shoe wearing and sedentary culture. Runners shouldn't expect to be able to suddenly compensate for a lifetime of bad habits.