28 Mar '13, 9pm

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Most runners are likely familiar with the barefoot-minimalist debate. Proponents believe running in less-bulky shoes encourages natural running form and lowers injury risk. Opponents caution that barely-there shoes can increase, not decrease, the potential for injury. Douglas, who has written five books on running and is the editor of Runner’s World Newswire, explains why minimalism matters, what the science says and doesn’t say, and takes readers on a quick journey through minimalism history (it’s been around for years, as the title and cover image’s nod to Jim Fixx’s 1977 classic, The Complete Book of Running , alludes to). The book also offers a clear purpose for the movement, summed up here in a discussion about what defines a minimalist shoe—is it the almost-barefoot models like Vibram FiveFingers, or less built-up shoes such as the Saucony Kinvara?

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