Athletic Shoes: Their History, Benefits, and Consequences

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Paul and Howard talk about shoes and their consequences.. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.


  • Why do we wear shoes?
  • The evolutionary history of the foot
  • The anatomic consequences of shoe wear
  • Mistakes people make buying athletic shoes
  • The explosion is athletic shoe varieties, from minimalist shoes, to maximalist shoes, and everything in-between
  • Common shoe-related foot injuries

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Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

Music & Disclaimers:

  • Crossing the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
  • Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:

Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode.

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