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“Danny is one of the lead voices in the current natural running revolution.” — Danny Dreyer, author of ChiRunning
“Abshire has long been a go-to-guy for elite runners and triathletes struggling with injury, and in Natural Running he dives deep into the surrounding subjects ignited by Born to Run.” — Competitor magazine
“Natural Running by Newton Running founder Danny Abshire takes the reader back to the basics. The tools, tips, and 8-week transition plan are designed to get runners to run as efficiently and healthily as possible—the way nature intended.” — Triathlete magazine
“Danny Abshire’s approach gives hope to those who have struggled with injuries and uncomfortable running. He brings a simple, sensible, and usable approach to transforming your running so you can reach your potential. Danny’s knowledge of running form and biomechanics can help all runners become more efficient.” — Mark Allen, six-time Ironman® World Champion, co-founder of MarkAllenOnline.com coaching, and co-author of Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You
“Danny Abshire has devoted his professional life to studying and teaching proper and efficient running technique. He has worked with some of the best runners and triathletes in the history of endurance sports and just speaking to him will make you a better runner." — Craig Alexander, three-time Ironman® World Champion
“One of the virtues of Natural Running is the education on running biomechanics that it provides. A comprehensive, understandable overview of this topic has been badly needed since the barefoot running trend began with Born to Run. Abshire covers everything from the structure of the foot to individual gait assessment.” — Running.Competitor.com
“Running efficiently is a precursor to running any distance fast and exuberantly. No one knows this better than Danny Abshire, whose lifelong study of the body in motion has helped many champions reach their goals, me included. Natural Running is the definitive guide for anyone who craves the joy of effortless and timeless runs.” — Lorraine Moller, four-time Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist and co-founder of Lydiard Online Training Systems
“For two decades Danny Abshire has been a lone voice in the wilderness, patiently showing the fortunate few the correct way to run. Now the rest of the running world gets the chance to learn from Abshire's running-form wisdom in Natural Running. With the pendulum finally swinging towards proper running shoes and technique, I expect Natural Running to be the standard reference source for years to come.” — Mike Sandrock, author of Running with the Legends
“Danny Abshire has an innate knowledge of running biomechanics and an ability to translate his knowledge into a fix for running injuries.” — Paul Huddle, triathlon coach, contributor to Triathlete magazine and author of Start to Finish Ironman Training 24 Weeks to an Endurance Triathlon
“Natural Running is the definitive guide for anyone who craves the joy of effortless and timeless runs.”
—Lorraine Moller, Olympic bronze medalist and co-founder of Lydiard Online Training Systems
Enjoy all the benefits of barefoot running—while wearing shoes.
Natural Runningteaches you to run the way nature intended, mimicking the healthy, efficient barefoot style you were born with, while keeping feet safe from rough modern surfaces. Backed by studies at MIT and Harvard, running form and injury expert Danny Abshire explores the science of how the body evolved to run, giving you the practical tools and information to analyze your own feet and form.Natural Runningoffers the technique, drills, and an 8-week transition plan for faster, better, healthier running.
Discover how you were meant to run.
“Danny brings a simple, sensible approach to transforming your running. His knowledge of running form and biomechanics can help all runners become more efficient.”
—Mark Allen, six-time Ironman World Champion, and co-author ofFit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You
Danny Abshireis a passionate lifelong runner and co-founder of Newton Running, where he has spent 10 years designing and refining Newton running shoes. As a longtime running form coach and injury expert, he has worked closely with thousands of athletes, from beginners to Olympic elites, helping them improve their running form and technique.
Brian Metzleris Senior Editor forRunning Timesand has written about endurance sports forRunner's World,Triathlete,Inside Triathlon,Men's Health,Men's Journal, andOutside.
Abshire doesn't suggest that his shoes are the only, or even the best way to run with a natural gait.
The last part of the book provides a training plan for the complete beginner, along with form exercises designed to strengthen your feet and improve your form.
Good info, good book Has some fairly practical explanations of why barefoot running works and why it is a healthy way to train.
One of the most useful running books that I've read. The author perfectly blends the principles and ideas that he used to create the Newton brand without coming across as a... Read morePublished 20 days ago by D. Bell
If you think about starting to run, this is a great book that will give you a good portion of history, physiology and explanation of natural running.Published 28 days ago by Sergey Dmitriev
I have been the Army 14 years and had gone through 4 years of battling plantar-faciatis. The Army finally told me that I needed orthotics for my high arches and should not run... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Julie Wilson
If you are not sure natural running is for you, read this book. The author cites studies and real world experiences to back up his claims without being overly academic.Published 6 months ago by garydunn808
I bought this book in conjunction with buying the running shoes from "Newton" (the writter is Newton's founder). Read morePublished 6 months ago by A. Daboville
Great book if you are wanting to learn how best to run injury free and with a natural style that would be all of your owePublished 8 months ago by Randi
I used to have high arches and wear a size 12 shoe. After being referred to a podiatrist and wearing custom made orthotics for years, I now have flat feet, and wear size 14... Read morePublished 9 months ago by 6thofNine
The book.is a broken record repeating the same few ideas over and over. Moreover little attention is actually given to how one natural running really does fare on concrete. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Timothy Byrne