This was my story until I read Born to Run and found Barefoot Ted's journey (check out the photos below!). Similarly, this was Barefoot Ted's story until he uncovered the discovery - or rediscovery - of barefoot running.
What he found was this:
"Hey! Human being! You know what? You evolved on this planet, and you happen to be the preeminent long-distance moving animal on this planet when you add heat, time, and distance to the equation. And that capacity that you developed was way before anything that we would consider a modern shoe. Indeed, we are ideally designed or created to perfectly move along this planet in a flowing, smooth way with the very default equipment we've been given... you are not born broken."
In this episode, we dive into:
1. Barefoot Ted's story,
2. how to develop proper foot strength and begin running barefoot safely,
4. and the foot-brain connection.
5. Finally, we break into Barefoot Ted's latest contribution to the world, providing us with the modern expression of an age-old design: running sandals.
Check out The Guide to Minimalist Sandals, make some of your own, and then head over to Luna Sandals to get your hands on some perfection in motion. I am currently walking in a pair of Venado's, running in a pair of Mono's, and soon-to-be hiking/backpacking/approaching big climbs in some Oso's.
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