Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear

  • by Katy Bowman
  • Narrated by Katy Bowman
  • 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Barefoot enthusiasts say ditching your shoes is essential for optimal whole-body function. Doctors say minimalist shoes cause injury. Who's right? What if they both are? In Whole Body Barefoot, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains how both sides are right and wrong by broadening the perspective of over-simplified "shoes are good" or "shoes are bad" arguments. Using evolutionary-based and biomechanical arguments, Bowman demonstrates that shoes, in a modern context, have purpose, but that the trade-off for protection can be reduced whole-body health if we don't select the right shoes for our body and skill-level.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Outstanding book read well by the author

Would you listen to Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear again? Why?

Yes - it contains a lot of information and I'm sure I will take additional things in if I listen again.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoyed this, try 'Move your DNA' by the same author. It's quite technical, but I felt that because the actual author is reading it, she manages to make some fairly complex issues interesting and easier to understand.

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- LoubyLou

Simple and impactful yet scientific and amusing

Any additional comments?

Katy does an excellent job of conveying sound scientific information in an easy-to-understand way. She is as entertaining as she is informative and all the changes / exercises she mentions are both well explained and easily incorporated into daily life. I will definitely be listening again for both information and entertainment.

Also worth mentioning that (contrary to a previous review) the pdf is now available & very thorough.

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- Tanya

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-05-2015
  • Publisher: Propriometrics Press