Comment from: Robert A [Visitor]
Robert A

Neat video! I just finished the book a couple days ago - very very good. Hard to put down! I'm getting a copy for my dad for father's day.

Enjoy it when it comes to you!

06/16/09 @ 08:36
Comment from: Lillea Woodlyns [Visitor]  
Lillea Woodlyns

My pair of Vibram Five Fingers arrived yesterday. I chose Classic in black - they're the most feminine looking, in my opinion. I have had an amazing time wearing them, even on a pebbly trail - they are so comfortable! I have toes that curl under a bit and have a bit of webbing yet these fit so well. I wore them for something like 6 hours in a row.

They're great for dancing too - much better than any other shoes I've worn, and better than bare feet thanks to the padding which buffers impact a bit.

06/25/09 @ 07:03
Comment from: Jim McPeak [Visitor]
Jim McPeak

Sept 3 I am scheduled for a total knee replacement in the Mayo Clinic. I have been so crippled up with my bad knee bone on bone I started limping severely. I ready the book two weeks ago, bought sandals, changed my walking pattern from landing on my heels or at best flat feet to the balls of my feet.
I know this will sound goofy but two days later I had no knee pain or back pain. I have been walking around Mayo Clinic in Rochester for the pre surgery tests and not one twinge of pain walking in sandals, at home I even walk on marble floors with no shoes and no pain, which is unheard of for people headed for knee replacement.
All by reading you book and relearning to walk.
I still will get the knee replaced since the problem is bone on bone and twisting causes knee pain when I try to play golf.
My friends are mostly my age 60+ and of course skeptics maybe even cynics but that doesn't stop me from telling them about my results with my new walking method.
Every walker or runner should read the book and try walking the way it is described in the book and see if it works for them, like it did me.
By the way if this endorsement sells millions send money, just kidding, and thanks for taking the time to figure out how we should be walking and running.
Jim McPeak
Rochester,MN.

08/29/09 @ 17:31
Comment from: RunColorado [Visitor]
RunColorado

Sweet video, I also did an interview with Chris.

http://runcolo.com/blog/born-to-run-interview-with-christopher-mcdougall/

09/23/09 @ 16:43
Comment from: Alain Olivier [Visitor]
Alain Olivier

It's interesting to note that Arnold Shwartenegger used to squat and do calf work without shoes. Stength and fitness expert Pavel Tsatsoline recomends squating without shoes because it stimulates the extensor reflex receptors. Doing calf work without shoes on gets you to articulate your foot, strengthing the foot muscles. With sneakers on it turns your foot into a one piece slab.

10/30/09 @ 17:07
Comment from: heather harvey [Visitor]
heather harvey

my husband and father have always been upset with me for hiking in the White Mountains without supportive shoes. Eight years ago I kicked their ass, wearing the light support shoes that I always felt comfortable in...husband wanted me to get supportive shoes... could not hike any thing after that. So I threw all my shoes out. Very fast walker now.
Am still the in North Country living with crazy Ice Climber Moutain Man...and we still argue about foot wear...he wants support, I want to be warm... Would like a barefoot shoe that I can ski in and strap into snowshoes. I know that I am nuts, but I also know that ancestors must have found a solution

11/02/09 @ 21:27
Comment from: Nick [Visitor]  
Nick

I'm just over halfway through the book and loving it.

I have never had the classic running injuries but I switched to trails because pronation runs in my family as does stuffed knees as a result.

I do get knee pain when running long distances (so got orthotics) and have had constant lower back / hip pain for almost 10 years now (funnily enough it goes away while I run and returns with a vengence when I stop!)

I'm a typical barefoot / flip flop wearing Kiwi so I can't wait to retrain my feet and learn how to run properly - hopefully adressing this chronic condition in the process.

03/10/10 @ 10:46
Comment from: ReBeca [Visitor]
ReBeca

Hola, from San Antonio. I just this minute finished the book. Fascinating. I teach Bikram Yoga. I used to be a runner, but gave it up. My hamstrings were just so pissed at me for so long. Still kinda are. A very big, tall, former basketball male athlete, come yoga teacher, turned me on to the book. It all makes such perfect sense. Wow. I used to coach CC & Track, and have a son who runs. I got the book for him, then he passed it to me. Now we are going shopping for the Five
Fingers. I figured if they work for the big yogi mentined above, then maybe I can have my freedom to run back and my hamstrings will forgive me.

03/31/10 @ 17:26
Comment from: Chris [Visitor]  
Chris

My brother-in-law handed me the book while I was laid out with my fourth knee surgery in four years. I hadn't been able to run without extreme pain since the first injury that I got while running. After reading the book and learning how to walk again, this time barefoot or in Fivefingers, I'm now running up to four miles per day totally pain-free, and I was on crutches just a few months ago. Mr. McDougall's lessons have brought a lot of joy back to my life, and I am very thankful.

04/10/10 @ 23:30