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Finally: Harvard docs show bare feet are best.

Dr. Lieberman, the Harvard professor who helped develop the “Running Man” theory of evolution, has just published a blockbuster of a study. It’s on the cover of Nature magazine, and makes this conclusion: runners in shoes suffer THREE TIMES the collision forces of barefoot runners. check out the video: Nature: The Barefoot Professor

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The Perfect Foot

Ten years ago, doctors were telling me I was permanently flawed. My feet were such a mess and my body was so big and cumbersome, I could only risk running with stability shoes and custom-made orthotics. Now, I’m not just better — I’m perfect. Don’t take it from me; that’s the expert opinion of none…

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The Countdown

In 25 and a half hours, the embargo will be lifted on a devastating new study in Nature magazine. If you’ve been following the barefoot-running debate at all, you’ve read lots of hand-wringing from podiatrists, and shoe companies, and Runner’s World editors about how “we need more data. we just don’t know if bare feet…

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From Reader Dr. T. Riabokin

Many, many thanks for your book! After 30 years in practice (and 30 years of preaching going barefoot) I now have a treasure of a book to hand to my patients regarding the benefits of walking/running barefoot. Having heard of this tribe years ago I always wondered when we would see an accesible book about…

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From Reader Howard

i just wanted to say that this is the best book i have ever read. it felt like a series of lighbulbs going off. your insights and research made me realise what was wrong with my running… the shoes. i am now running in minimal shoes (still working on getting my feet strong enough to…

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From Reader Will

I heard the same interview during a long car trip from Chesepeake Bay to Nashville.  I pulled over in Roanoke, found a bookstore and bought “Born To Run”.  I dove in as soon as I got home and devoured the book in a few nights.  Since then, I’ve been running and walking barefoot daily (about…

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From Reader Larry

I read your book Born To Run. Because of you, I feel like I have my life back again. I was a marathoner for 20 years, and then in my mid 30’s I ran into a wall of injuries, to the point where at 42, I never thought I would be able to run ever…

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From Reader Sarah

Howard Luke is almost 86 years old, born in Nenana (just south of Fairbanks, Alaska) and raised in a traditional Athabascan, Alaska Native lifestyle. He says his mother put the lower foreleg bone of a Dall sheep around his neck when he was about 5 or 6 years old, so he would be a runner.…

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From Reader Eric

I’ve been a miserable runner for as long as I remember – I’m a big, tall guy and everyone always told me I just couldn’t – except my mom. She’s 63 and runs 80 miles a week, and has been since she was 17 and started trail-running as part of her biology degree (she’s a…

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From Reader Naomi

Hi I just wanted to let you know that i loved your book born to run, It has completely changed my life. The book is definitely any runners bible! About 6 months ago i suffered from plantar fasciitis and was told by a number of practitioners that my running days were over. I was devastated…

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