Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Barefoot Running, The Movie

Good stuff: From Michael at
My wife Jessica and I have been working feverishly on a barefoot running movie which will be out at the end of August. We think this will help propel barefoot running forward in popularity. People always say they need to “see it to believe it," so we're showing them how easy, fun and exciting fun it can be. So we made a fun and exciting movie, to help share the joy of running bare with the world! We’ll have a trailer out this week, and wanted to see if you could post or write about it. We’ll also have a review copy out of the movie (in DVD or download) in the next few weeks and are happy to get it to you for review. We think you’ll love it! We sampled a few instructional videos, especially those related to running and weren't too inspired. We challenged ourselves to create a video that would surpass all other how-to videos and stand the test of time, viewed again and again, instead of collecting dust on a shelf. So, we melded personal stories with stunning running montages and instructional pieces. It took 9 months of filming and editing on one of the most beautiful places on earth, Maui, to make the most drop-dead gorgeous movie we could. It’s 70 minutes, 17 chapters, filled with amazing running, scenery, and entertaining lessons about barefoot running. It’s also filled with great music (which was harder to come by then the footage itself!). We joke and call the movie a cross between a Warren Miller skiing movie and a Chi Running DVD. We think you’ll love it! Topics include everything from the basics, to warming up, pad-development, to technique for different terrain, proper form, drills, stretching, recovery, tons of running on the road as well as the trails, plus connecting with nature, reawakening your senses, and even a special section for women and barefoot running. (For more on chapter selections visit here: (Final cover design and chapter order are subject to change.) So let us know if you’d like us to get you the trailer and thanks in advance! (As an aside, if we could figure out how to navigate the FB rules and do a DVD giveaway for the groups I'm up for suggestions).
 I hope you’re well and the running’s going great! With best wishes, Michael