If you can hear your feet stomping the ground, there is a problem. A big loud problem.
It can be due to many things, weak lower limbs, weak hips, overstriding, breaking, etc., but it is never good.
Focusing on being softer on the ground, lighter on your feet can be hard, because your body might not be currently developed to activate the hamstrings, etc; but drills will get you out of that habit. Do drills.
Just make sure you (turn the music off and) pay attention once in a while to the noises around you. And if it’s your buddy that’s stomping, it might be time for a noise intervention. In a very nice and caring way.
—-Comment happily: you won’t be asked to create an account!
I have to lower my drop to get moving better, I went from a 12mm to an 8mm and am working towards walk/ jogging full time in 4mm drop new balances. Lowering my shoes helped me to find my center and stride.
Nice job! eventually you’ll be on zero drop!
I think I do that because I hardly have any calves.