The Curve: Non-Motorized Treadmill

What’s this, you ask?  “Unlike non-motorized treadmills of old, its construction is sturdy and boasts a near-frictionless drive system which inhibits noise and promotes proper walking form.  The curved belt design prevents the need for the treadmill to be on an incline, creating less strain on the knees and hips.  The Curve allows serious athletes and rehabilitating individuals alike to work more muscles with less restriction.”

I recently read this article about the new Curve treadmill by Woodway and couldn’t help but immediately want to rush out and buy one.  However, I noticed the article says it promotes proper walking form, which I would guess mean heel striking and rolling the foot.  But what about minimalist and barefoot runners who have a different approach and form, landing on the forefoot? What are your thoughts?

I’m so thankful the weather is warming up so I don’t HAVE to run on the treadmill anymore!


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