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Barefoot enthusiasts say ditching your shoes is essential for optimal whole-body function. Doctors say minimalist shoes cause injury. Who’s right? What if they both are? In Whole Body Barefoot, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains how both sides are right and wrong by broadening the perspective of over-simplified “shoes are good” or “shoes are bad” arguments. Using evolutionary-based and biomechanics arguments, Bowman demonstrates that shoes, in a modern context, have purpose, but that the trade-off for protection can be reduced whole-body health if we don’t pick the right shoes for our body and skill-level.
Why American Soccer Isn’t There Yet (aka How We Can Win it All) analyzes the methods of Brazil, Spain, Holland – where the author has lived and played – and other similar nations, establishing a ground for a new faith in the approach to American soccer.
“Wisdom of Progressive Voices is an incredible collection of the words of leaders who have advanced social, economic, political, and environmental justice. This book is an inspirational resource for anyone, especially those working to advance the progressive movement.” –Jeff Blodgett, Executive Director, Wellstone Action