I usually walk normally. But it is fun to get up on your toes and run, as that's how the human foot and leg have evolved to run most efficiently. The large gluteus muscles, the achilles tendon, and the shaping and size of our toes are designed for max efficiency running on your toes. The achilles tendon acts like a spring then, propelling you forward more efficiently, without damaging your heels in the weird heel-strike method of running and walking we've adapted with shoes. But I do plan on getting a pair of Amuri Clouds, for hiking and backing since they're supposed to be more comfortable and healthy on your ankles, knees, and feet while walking and hiking.