“Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.
Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder.” –Born To Run by Christopher McDougall
Humans have been bare foot running for 200,000 years.
Somewhere along the way it become uncool. That’s weird. Good marketing. Bad programming.
Little known face, high heel shoes actually were first invented for short men with insecurity issues.
Why do we keep going against nature?
Humans were designed to walk barefoot and you don’t even have to be a runner to wear these. You just have to be human.
When I Wear Minimalist Footwear I feel great.
I’m actually addicted to the barefoot type of sneaker and it’s hard for me to go back and wear regular pairs now.
I’ve heard the same thing from people who get addicted to wearing Vans, another zero drop type of sneaker.
I own a few different pairs from different companies but I like the company VIVO a lot.
They even have casual options for those with a sense of style .
Footwear with an elevated sole can be bad for you. (link)
Footwear with a heel can be really bad for you. (link)
Don’t do things that might be bad for you.
Wear minimalist footwear. Because when you do, every step you take feels like a mini ground massage. Reflexology at its finest.
Your feet will thank you. The neglected and under worked muscles in your ankles and calves will thank you. God will thank you.
Wearing barefoot sneakers makes you a stronger human.
Your posture will be better.
Your performance will be better.
Making a switch to minimalist footwear can even help with knee and back pain.
It’s also a great way to rehab from an ankle injury because it can build up those weak muscles to prevent more injuries in the future.
They’re also great for lifting weights. All the best weight lifters wear minimalist footwear.
They are so light and easy that it’s hard for me to put on a pair of work boots after I get accustomed to the feel. They’re actually very addicting.
When you wear these you’re affecting your alignment for the better. Don’t over complicate what you put on your feet. Wear Minimalist footwear.
Buy a pair of minimalists on Amazon.
Because Barefooters do it better.
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