• Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear

  • By: Katy Bowman
  • Narrated by: Katy Bowman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 29-05-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Propriometrics Press
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (29 ratings)

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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Katy Bowman (P)2015 Katy Bowman
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5 out of 5 stars
By LoubyLou on 04-06-15

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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4 out of 5 stars
By J. Carter on 29-05-17

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Really enjoyed the first few chapters, but then she started describing exercises, which just doesn't work for me in audiobook format when driving or walking! That said, I'm told this is the definitive work on going barefoot so maybe buy the book alongside this.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer Hoffman on 15-06-15

How to get the PDF

Any additional comments?

This is an amazing book full of practical solutions for improving not only your foot, but also your whole body health. Regarding the PDF, I heard from the publishers that they have given the file to Audible and are unsure of the delay. They are more than happy to email it to anyone who needs it. Simply email them at info@restorativeexercise.com to request it.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By VIss_Tried on 02-06-15

Great advice for every person! Katy Bowman A+

If you have pain, Katy is going to be your new best friend. If you ate considering switching to minimal or barefoot shoes, read this first, it will make your transition pain free.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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