Friday, June 1, 2012

Chapter 5 – The Recreational Runner

Chapter 5 of Tread Lightly examines the rise of the recreational runner. In this chapter we examine:

  • Barefoot running among elites in the 1950’s and 1960’s
  • The origins of the first “running boom”
  • Bill Bowerman’s “Jogging” book
  • The influence of Dr. George Sheehan
  • The recent running footwear “arms race”
  • How we arrived at the modern running shoe
  • What is a “minimalist” running shoe?

Useful ancillary resources for Chapter 5 include:

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