• Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear

  • By: Katy Bowman
  • Narrated by: Katy Bowman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-29-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Propriometrics Press
  • 4.8 (151 ratings)

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

How to get the PDF

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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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By Cherie on 06-03-15

Where's the PDF the author mentions many times?

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The technical information is helpful. The author's reading is excellent. So where's the accompanying pdf the author mentions numerous times during the audio recording of her own book? I'm very disappointed with Audible.com and the author for neglecting the written material and diagrams. As of June 2, 2015, the accompanying pdf is not available.

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By LoubyLou on 06-04-15

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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By J. Carter on 05-29-17

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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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By Nerys on 04-03-16

Listen - you won't be sorry.

Katy Bowman has a new way of looking at living a healthy life. So worthwhile.

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