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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Expect more in September, all made in Lawrence, including a new TripleCell model with additional 3D pieces in the forefoot. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Everything That Goes Into Making a New Balance Sneaker," 23 Aug. 2019 The sneaker features responsive cushioning, forefoot lockdown and multidirectional traction to complement Giannis' versatility. Jarrel Harris,, "Nike Unveils Giannis Antetokounmpo’s First Signature Sneaker," 28 June 2019 The boot has Quadfit mesh in the forefoot that stretches in four directions to accommodate any foot shape, while simultaneously preventing overstretching of the outer leather layer., "Photos: Nike Release New Tiempo Legend 8 With Headline Players Leah Williamson and Virgil van Dijk," 25 June 2019 Tuman explains that the plantar fascia is a band of supportive tissue on the bottom of the foot that supports four layers of muscles, extending from the heel bone to the forefoot. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "What is plantar fasciitis? And what can you do to relieve the pain?," 16 July 2019 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

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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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