fore·​foot | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce forefoot (audio) \

Definition of forefoot

1a : one of the anterior feet especially of a quadruped
b : the front part of the human foot also : the front part of a shoe
2 : the forward part of a ship where the stem and keel meet

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The latest edition of the shoe has a 9mm heel-to-toe offset, which is best for neutral runner or forefoot-strikers. The Si Staff,, "The Best Men's Running Shoes 2017," 4 Apr. 2017 Check to make sure your toes don’t hit the end of the boot on an incline, and that there’s no pinching in the forefoot or uncomfortable bumps or seams. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Hiking Boots for Women, Reviewed by Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 But after so many matches and so many throws and so much water damage, the forefoot of his right shoe now has the consistency of a pasta strainer. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "Olympic Curler’s Shoes Are Revolting, Other Olympians Say," 13 Feb. 2018 Try towel scrunches: Start sitting in a chair with your heels on the floor and a towel under one forefoot. SELF, "7 Ways to Treat Your Feet During Marathon Training," 13 Sep. 2018 The breathable mesh upper fits snug around the forefoot to mitigate blisters and dead toenails. Outside Online, "The Best Summer Race Kit of 2018," 15 May 2018 The stretchy mesh tongue and forefoot expedite evaporation, should water rise above the low cuff. Outside Online, "The Best Water Shoes of 2018," 15 May 2018 The 1993 original, dubbed the Gel-Kayano Trainer, launched with two different styles of gel in the rearfoot and forefoot. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "How Running Shoes Changed Over 25 Years," 21 May 2018 As a forefoot striker, Gallegos puts significantly more pressure on the front of his feet, which causes his shoes to wear down at a much quicker pace. Allen Kim, CNN, "Air Justins? Runner with cerebral palsy inspires Nike line," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of forefoot

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of forefoot

: either one of the front feet of a four-footed animal


fore·​foot | \ ˈfȯr-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce forefoot (audio) \
plural forefeet\ -​ˌfēt \

Kids Definition of forefoot

: one of the front feet of an animal with four feet


fore·​foot | \ -ˌfu̇t How to pronounce forefoot (audio) \

Medical Definition of forefoot

1 : one of the anterior feet especially of a quadruped
2 : the front part of the human foot

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