roll the foot from the ball to the heel

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carolmoraiss

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Hi!

What is this movement?

In the book I'm reading, a girl says that she steps back from the stairs, rolling her foot from the ball to the heel, "so the soles of my sneakers don't squeak against the floor". (Danielle Vega, Merciless)

Does it mean that she starts stepping with the heels of her foot?

Thanks!
 
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  • The Newt

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    It sounds like she starts with her weight on the balls of her feet, and then lets her heels down onto the floor. I wouldn't have used the word "rolling."
     

    carolmoraiss

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    Portuguese
    Yes!! I'm awfully sorry for letting that slip. I had just mentioned this book on a previous post and I thought I had done the same here! I'll edit it now.
     

    Sparky Malarky

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    English - US
    If she is stepping "back from the stairs" it sounds like she is walking backwards. Imagine if you were trying to walk very quietly. You might put your heel down and slowly roll your foot forward until the weight is on your toes. She is doing the opposite.
     
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