So whats the best footstrike. The science of sport blog discusses the same issue and point to a 21mile study for which the results were

  • The vast majority (75%) of the elite runners land on the heel
  • About 1 in four (24%) runners landed on the mid-foot
  • Only 4 out of 283 runners landed on the forefoot

Also the website explans how because of pawback heel landing makes more sense for long distance runners and

Whereas chirunning recomendsa midfoot strikeĀ