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Not much substance and really disliked the tone of the book.
on July 12, 2014
Wow, I'm quite surprised at the number of good reviews for this short book. The main reason that I dislike this book is that I find it to be a bit condescending towards people that have question of cutting your feet on rocks, glass, etc. he smarmy response is something along the lines of "I use these devices that help me detect those obstacles. I call them 'eyes'." (Again I'll look up the exact quote later,)
So, he claims to be an am basso for barefoot running but says this smart Alec response to a (quite natural) question. One could certainly respond with. "That's nice, I choose to use these devices that allow me to look farther than the immediate ten feet in front of me. I call them shoes."
There's also very little substance in this book. I found it to be disappointing. I do run with minimal or reduced shoes and didn't find much of use other than to increase mileage slowly. The last part of the book was basically filler where he discussed his race report from an ultra he did while wearing Vibrams.