Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:00
Minamilist shoes (or shoes with little cushion and/or low heel drop) will not alter the way you run. Only the marketing guys tell you that. YOU will alter the way you run if you want to. But minimalist shoes, or going barefoot a little bit, will help you develop better perception, which in turn will help your skill development.
You can still understand and practice Pose without minimalist shoes, it's just better with, and when you start to crack it, you'll want to ditch cluncky, highly cushioned shoes anyway.
A common misconception is that Pose is specifically about running on your forefoot (or toes as some claim). It's not -you land on your forefoot as a result of doing everything else well and you land close to under your hips. That's just how you land... like you do when you skip/jump rope, utilising your body's spring mechanism. Runners make the mistake of forcing a forefoot landing (usually out in front of their body) and that's where the injuries come from