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Martha Runs the World Podcast

255 EpisodesProduced by Martha HughesWebsite

A podcast with an honest and open look at running, fitness and all things health-related with a bit of humor thrown in.


Steven Sashen of Xero Shoes Talks Minimalist Running Shoes!

#165 - We have a lot of choices of running shoes. The market is flooded with every type of shoe imaginable. If you like a really thick, padded sole, there's five different kinds for you. If you only want a little padding, they are there for you. If you want a big difference between the drop from heel to toe, you got it, none, you got that too. But for the minimalist runner, there are only a few choices. Xero Shoes is one of those. Steven Shasen and his wife started the company out of the idea that running as close to the way humans ran for thousands of years is the best way. And he's here to tell us why. Whether you agree or disagree with him, it's great to learn how and why he started the company. Or, if you're like me, I knew very little about this type of running shoe, so I was very happy to learn why this is a very valid shoe choice for many! 

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