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Category Archives: Born to Run

The History of Barefoot

Barefoot Running: A Brief History Minimalist and barefoot running has seen a surge of interest recently, but barefoot running has been a strategy for champions for decades and beyond! Natural running dates much further back and there have been ancient tribes throughout our long drawn history who have lived close to nature, in every terrain with only the soles of … Continue reading

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Born to Run features in Amazon.com’s ‘100 Books to Read in a Lifetime’

McDougall’s Born to Run featured amongst ‘A bucket list of books to create a well-read life’ Who would have ever thought that a book about running would be regarded as a classic, and feature amongst other literary classics such as Orwell’s 1984, Nabokov’s Lolita, and Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (not to mention Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar)? Well, the … Continue reading

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Feetus.co.uk Bring Luna Sandals to the UK

Luna Sandals: Now Available in the UK We’ve got some great news. You no longer need to order your Luna Sandals from America (and subsequently pay over-the-odds on shipping fees, then customs and duty charges). That’s right. Luna Sandals are now available from your favourite barefoot and minimalist running specialists, Feetus.co.uk. “Have You Read Born to Run?” If you’re reading this, … Continue reading

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Who Are Vibram FiveFingers? Past and Present.

Many of us see Vibram FiveFingers and think ‘Vibram? They’re a new brand. I don’t know whether to trust these or to stick with Nike / Adidas / Asics / New Balance / etc [delete as appropriate]. But Vibram have been around a long, long time. In fact, Vitale Bramani founded Vibram the same year that Dame Shirley Bassey was born; … Continue reading

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Will ‘Born to Run’ bestseller get film adaptation?

Will there be a film adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s bestseller Born to Run? There has been talk of it for years, with rumours that Jake Gyllenhaal was going to play a lead role, and that his step-brother Peter Sarsgaard (An Education, Garden State) would be in the directors chair. If you’ve never read the book, here is an overview: “Isolated … Continue reading

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