Here’s a video about foot drop. Some of our members have used braces to counteract their foot drop, and have said they were amazed how much energy they were wasting trying to keep their foot straight beforehand.
If you’re more into a medical explanation:
I’m half-convinced Mo has a mild case of this, although he’d tell you there’s just too much crap on the floor to trip over. No one else seems to trip over the toys, but however….