How you execute a calf raise will dramatically affect how you target specific muscles and can also help improve foot mechanics.
The most common mistake people make is that they don’t focus on pushing off or through their big toe. They end up going around them or just keep the pressure on the outside of their foot. For best results we recommend trying with your shoes off so that you can see what your foot is doing. You can do from the floor or a deficit, the deficit just allows for strengthening in a greater range of motion.