Comment from: Robert A [Visitor]
Robert A

I've been planning on getting this book for a while - I've heard a lot about it. I'll be buying it soon (thanks to Amazon Prime!!)


06/05/09 @ 09:18
Comment from: Robert A [Visitor]
Robert A

Also, I haven't seen the video, but I'm assuming that the sandals you speak of are Huaraches:
http://barefootted.com/shop/ .

06/05/09 @ 09:21
Comment from: admin [Member]  

I thought they might be huaraches, as well, but I'm not sure.

06/05/09 @ 09:51
Comment from: Tina [Visitor]
Tina

The book is phenomenal! It is the best non-fiction book I have ever read. My spouse, who's an ultramarathoner, is reading it right now and he can't put it down. My friends that I've told about it want to read it.

It's a great story and a fountain of information about running: from its beginnings, why we run, why we get hurt running, and is all tied to the story of the greatest ultramarathon race with the greatest characters (who are all real people).

I loved it and can't wait to read it again.

Christopher McDougall is definitely running in huaraches in the video and then changes to VFFs.

06/05/09 @ 11:44
Comment from: Andrew Cox [Visitor]  
Andrew Cox

It is the best book I've read in quite some time. I couldn't put it down. The last time I read a book this quickly was The Da Vinci Code and I think Christopher McDougall is a better writer than Dan Brown. It reads very much like a Jon Krakauer book: one central story thread with many smaller diverging storylines that contribute to the greater whole.

It was Christopher McDougall's article in Men's Health a few years ago that got me interested in barefoot running to begin with. That article was like a preview of what became "Born to Run."

I particularly liked the background on the history of American runners since Nike started in the 70's as well as the anthropological evidence that essentially claims that the "Great Leap Forward" was largely due to our ability to run long distances.

It inspired me to get out there and try to get in really good running shape and set out on my current goal (barefootmile.com). My wife is reading it now and I think it helped convince her to get her own pair of Vibram Five Fingers this week.

06/06/09 @ 14:57
Comment from: Zataod [Visitor]  
Zataod

I'm about 2/3 into it, and it's a tough book to put down. It works well on multiple levels, and is easily the best thing I've read in years.

If this book doesn't excite you about running, then you don't have a pulse.

06/25/09 @ 15:42
Comment from: admin [Member]  

I'm a third into it and I completely agree.

06/25/09 @ 15:45
Comment from: Mollie [Visitor]
Mollie

This book is absolutely life-changing! I also wrote a review, and compiled a list of other links relating to the book.

07/28/09 @ 17:04