Daniel Howell, Phd

Daniel Howell Barefoot Professor

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Dr. Daniel Howell is a Professor of Biology at Liberty University and is a strong supporter of living a barefoot lifestyle. Dr. Howell has run thousands of miles barefoot and leads the Barefoot Hikers of Virginia. He is also author of ‘The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes’.

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Barefoot Ted McDonald

Barefoot Ted

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Barefoot Ted McDonald is an independent athlete and the founder of Luna Sandals. He has also been featured in numerous articles and interviews, such as National Geographic, and played a central character in the national bestseller, ‘Born To Run’. His blog can be found at



Daniel E. Lieberman

Daniel Lieberman Havard Barefoot Professor

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Daniel Lieberman is a paleoanthropologist at Harvard University. His research on long distance running in humans and barefoot running has become popularized by the book, Born to Run. Dr. Lieberman has published many articles and has authored 4 books.

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Tom Perry, the “Barefoot Climber”

Thomas Perry Climbing Barefoot

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Tom Perry, “the Barefoot Climber”, is an Italian climber who hikes the most rugged mountains in the world, and barefoot. Feats include Mount Etna (10,991ft, 3,350m), Mount Vesuvius (a stratovolcano), Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341ft, 5,895m), and Mount Fuji.

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Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson - Mark's Daily Apple

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Mark Sission is the founder of Primal Nutrition, Inc. and runs a top-rated health and fitness blog, Mark’s Daily Apple dedicated to ‘primal living’. He is also the author of the #1 bestselling health book on, ‘The Primal Blueprint’ and ‘Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals’.

The barefoot Sisters

The Barefoot Sisters Hiking

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Susan (jackrabbit) and Lucy (Isis) Letcher are two sisters who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail barefoot. They have published two books about their journey, ‘The Barefoot Sisters Southbound’ and
‘The Barefoot Sisters Walking Home’.




Cody Lundin

Cody Lundin Making a Fire Barefoot

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Cody Lundin is an instructor in outdoor survival, primitive living, and urban preparedness, and has received media popularity for his role as a co-host in the Discovery series Dual Survival, where he goes bare in some of the most extreme conditions.

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