Fat, Slow, Injured: The Ancient Science & Benefits of Barefoot Movement | Steven Sashen @ Xero Shoes
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What’s on your feet right now? If you’re like me, odds are you’ve been duped by clever marketing. The latest crowd-hyped and “cloud boosted” shoe technology isn’t doing your health or performance any favors. In this conversation, we chat with a man that’s converted 750,000+ people to a new way of moving.

Meet our guest

Steven Sashen is a serial entrepreneur who has never had a job, a former professional stand-up comic and award-winning screenwriter, and a competitive sprinter -- one of the fastest men over 55 in the country. He and his wife, Lena Phoenix, co-founded the footwear company Xero Shoes, creating "a MOVEMENT movement" that has helped hundreds of thousands of people Live Life Feet First with happy, healthy, strong feet in addictively comfortable footwear. Steven and Lena also appeared on Shark Tank, where they turned down a $400,000 offer from Kevin O'Leary.

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Key takeaways
  • 1/4 of your body's bones are in your feet and ankles
  • After your fingertips and lips, your feet have the next most nerve endings
  • Wearing barefoot/minimalist shoes gives you equivalent strength improvements as a dedicated foot strengthening program
  • Footwear science is clear but warped by industry
  • Consider where your information comes from, and do your own research
  • Your feet literally connect you to Earth, and the body has intricate systems in place to read minute signals
  • Quality shoes at a minimum should have a wide toebox & minimal padding
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