“Born to Run” by Chrisopher McDougall
Christopher McDougall’s engaging and hollistic book about barefoot running past and present has held steady on the New York Times best seller’s list for years—sparking passionate debate about running shoes, evolution and feet. The book can also be blamed as the catalyst for thousands of fashion faux pas around the world (we’re looking at you Vibram wearers).
McDougall makes a convincing case for liberating your toes, getting back to your evolutionary roots and setting your soul free from running shoes. An ultrarunner himself, McDougall became curious about the connection between injury, pain, modern running shoes and the mysterious running tribe of Mexico – the Tarahumara Indians. We have to admit, we’ve thrown off the running shoes on more than one occasion and it’s felt pretty darn good.
The book has recently been released in paperback, pick up a copy here.
“Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” (2009, Vintage)