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Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2013
I found this book very helpful as I considered a transition to minimalism. The author runs in minimalist shoes (and barefoot, from what I could gather from the text), but he offers a balanced look at both sides of the minimalist debate. His main message seemed to be that everyone must find the right balance for themselves, and there's no "right" or "wrong" way to become a minimalist runner. His other important message was that the transition to minimalism CANNOT be rushed. The book features several "Meet a Minimalist" spots, with stories from real people who have tried it. The repeating theme was: This method is not magic. It can be good and it can have benefits, but you must relearn to run. He also offers practical tips about whether you are ready to transition, and exercises to strengthen your feet and form. After reading it, I have bought some "transition" shoes (not exactly minimalist, but less cushioning than the standard shoe) and I look forward to following the advice in the book. Highly informative!!