have you read "Born to run" ?

what did you think?

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16/09/2012 at 08:40

I read it some time ago and apart from it being a very good read and inspirational re the tribe, I too had the impression that the author definitely has a beef with Nike.

Good point above about running in plimsolls, back when I started to run there were no specially made running shoes and I didn't suffer with injuries. The book hasn't made me go barefoot but OH and I both have a pair of Vibram 5-fingers, find them very comfortable.

16/09/2012 at 10:30

So why wear £100 Vibrams and not £3 plimsols? Isn't that just pandering to the shoe manufacturer's who want us to spend money on shoes we don't need?

16/09/2012 at 12:18

Don't know where you saw those, mine didn't cost anything like as much. And I wear them to walk in - not allowed to run again before Christmas.

17/09/2012 at 14:29
Regarding Scott Jurek I think it's worth bearing in mind he's sponsored by Brooks so isn't likely to be giving a totally unbiased account.
20/09/2012 at 16:17

I read this post and then bought the book; it's very good, thankyou and I've just ordered a set of vivobarefoot's to try 'em out.  I wish I tried some £3 plimsoles first, but couldn't find any.

And I joined the army in 1986 and we were issued plimsoles which we called 'slaps', and I can't remember having any problems with them, but I doubt we ran more than 3 to 6 miles in them at a time.

27/09/2012 at 06:18

lardarse: Good shout re pricing.

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