Athletic Shoes: Their History, Benefits, and Consequences

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

Topics:

  • 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

Related Readings:

Bios:

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: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3562-crossing-the-chasm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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