Our feet are incredibly sensitive, and they play a central role in fully experiencing the world outside, which makes wearing bulky and inhibiting shoes seem strange indeed. Today’s guest, Steven Sashen, is the co-founder of Xero Shoes, and he is here to talk more about how his designs can lead us closer toward experiencing the wonder of going barefoot more often. After dealing with ongoing sprinting injuries for many years, Steven’s friend recommended running barefoot. Following his first barefoot run, Steven began to understand how to change his form and he stopped getting injured. He realized that his shoes were the cause of all his previous struggles.
Years later and Steven is now at the forefront of what he calls ‘the movement movement’, and today he speaks charismatically to the central role that overly padded footwear plays in deadening our experience of the world and causing injury. Steven is a one-of-a-kind guy who is ready to destroy any argument for mainstream shoes with an entire history of barefoot human evolution as his proof. He sets an example for the possibilities not just of going barefoot, but of reaping the rewards of pushing our bodies beyond their limits.
Today’s episode was provided to you by Chomps.com, a Whole30 approved, gluten-free, certified paleo, certified humane, and not to mention delicious protein snack! You can get 15% off your next Chomps purchase by visiting chomps.com and using our discount code, ‘paleomag’, at checkout!
Key Points From This Episode:
“We’re creating what I call a ‘movement movement’, trying to make people understand that natural movement is the obvious, better, and fun choice.” — @XeroShoes [0:12:43.1]
“We design products to be as close to barefoot as we can make them while still providing the benefits that are necessary.” — @XeroShoes [0:16:38.1]
“A friend of mine refers to it as instant meditation, because when you are out for a walk and you are feeling all those things, it really does capture you.” — @XeroShoes [0:35:09.1]
“Winter started kicking in and I was just wondering, ‘How long will I go until I feel the need to put on shoes?’ And then suddenly, it was March.” — @XeroShoes [0:38:25.1]
“If someone showed me that for some strange reason using your body naturally was bad for you, I am the first one to go, ‘All right, we need to do something about that.’ — @XeroShoes [0:51:07.1]
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Steven Sashen on Twitter — https://twitter.com/XeroShoes
Steven Sashen on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashen/
Xero shoes — https://xeroshoes.com/
Xero shoes on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/xeroshoes/?hl=en
Xero Shoes on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/xeroshoes/
Xero Sandals — https://xeroshoes.com/sandals/
Steve’s snow shoveling video — https://xeroshoes.com/cold/
Xero Prio for kids — https://xeroshoes.com/shop/shoes/prio-kids/
Xero Rox Mat — https://xeroshoes.com/shop/foot-care/rox/
The Movement-Movement Podcast — jointhemovementmovement.com
Ashleigh VanHouten — http://ashleighvanhouten.com/
Ashleigh on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/themusclemaven/?hl=en
Chomps protein snacks — https://chomps.com/
Whole30 — https://whole30.com/
The American College of Sports Medicine — https://www.acsm.org/
Correct Toes — https://www.correcttoes.com/
Paleo f(x) — https://www.paleofx.com/
D Bar Restaurant — https://www.dbardenver.com/
Dr Phil Maffetone — https://philmaffetone.com/
Stronger by AlterEgo — https://app.soundstripe.com/songs/6781
|Today’s episode was provided to you by Chomps.com, a Whole30 approved, gluten-free, certified paleo, certified humane, and not to mention delicious protein snack! You can get 15% off your next Chomps purchase by visiting chomps.com and using our discount code, ‘paleomag’, at checkout! |
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