Gawsh, Thanks Mom!I do the wrong way all the time. I'm totally conscience of it too. Perhaps that's why I'm a mini Quawzi-Moto.
This explains everything. I've been doing it WRONG all these years. I thought that I at least had walking down by now.
I'm thrilled to say ( for maybe the first and last time), I DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!!!!
I always see people doing this ahead of me on the subway stairs. I put my entire foot on the step and push off from my heel (I do this because I did step aerobics and I just know that works your butt more). However, sometimes I misjudge and my heel doesn't make it onto the step, so then I almost fall backwards - and then I think the people only using the ball of their foot are doing it right.
The divine PB&J in me, salutes the divine PB&J in you.