Our Podcast Show Ep.79 – Are High Tech Running Shoes a Conspiracy?

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On Our Podcast Show this week, we dive deep into the high tech in today’s running shoes and what you should consider when picking your next pair. But are these innovations really making us faster? Or is it some giant conspiracy by shoe manufacturers to enslave us into buying more shoes?

We follow that up with a deep dive into the crazy barefoot conspiracy rabbit hole that thinks shoes are bad! Are they?




  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 01:11 – Who is the fastest man alive?
  • 02:17 – Who ran the fastest marathon?
  • 03:24 – Can high-tech shoes improve running?
  • 04:31 – What is Nitrogen-infused foam?
  • 05:09 – What type of F1 tech is found in running shoes?
  • 08:22 – What are maximal shoes?
  • 13:00 – Do maximal shoes improve running?
  • 13:43 – What’s the history of foot shapes?
  • 15:23 – Does walking barefoot improve your health?
  • 16:29 – What’s the average cost of sneakers in 2024?
  • 16:55 – What’s the Barefoot cult all about?
  • 18:23 – Are feet identical in size?
  • 19:43 – Are feet naturally pointed?
  • 21:24 – What’s the difference between walking and running shoes?
  • 22:08 – What are the benefits of minimal shoes?
  • 24:30 – How much do minimal shoes cost?
  • 26:14 – Is there a benefit to doing a barefoot warmup?
  • 26:47 – Do different running shoes work different parts of your legs?
  • 32:17 – How do I relieve my foot pain?
  • 34:51 – What’s the best way to work towards minimal shoes?
  • 37:21 – What are toe spacers?
  • 39:56 – What types of running shoes are suitable for your feet?
  • 42:39 – Does super shoes help you improve your skills?
  • 45:26 – What can I do to help my foot health?

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